Course Descriptions

Forestry (FOR) Courses

FOR 243 Introduction to Sustainable Forest Management (3-0) 3 credits

Introduction to Sustainable Forest Management is a course that provides an introduction to past forestry practices as well as current trends in silviculture and sustainable forestry. The course explores the multitude of ecological and societal values that forests provide and are managed for. This course also emphasizes the importance of the myriad of natural factors affecting forest ecosystem health including soils, climate, topography, ecological succession, as well as both abiotic and biotic disturbances. The effect of past management on current local forest condition will also be examined. (Also listed as CON 243)  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

FOR 244 Introduction to Forest Measurements (2-2) 3 credits

Introduction to Forest Measurements is a course designed to train students in the use of forest measuring equipment and the implementation of standard forest measuring procedures. Some of the topics covered include: basic tree identification, forest resource sampling designs, individual and stand level density and volume estimation techniques, as well as growth and yield models. The course is strongly based on field activities. (Also listed as CON 244)  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF