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Top FOR 111 INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Forest resources in the world; forests and human well-being; where and how forests grow; environmental and human values; products, characteristics, and uses; basic elements of use, planning and management. Interpretation of forestry literature; professional origins in the U.S. Field trips required.

Top FOR 112 COMPUTING APPLICATIONS IN FORESTRY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An overview of computing applications used in all aspects of forestry work, but largely focused on development of intermediate and advanced spreadsheet skills using Microsoft Excel (e.g., complex formulas and functions, charting, and pivot tables). Additionally, the course rounds out essential skills in document formatting and presentation development.

Top FOR 199 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 206 FOREST SOILS LABORATORY FOR SOIL 205 (1)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course Has Extra Fees
Laboratory exercise and field trips designed to develop student competency in soil processes, description, analysis, and assessment with a particular emphasis on the role of soils in managed and unmanaged forest ecosystems. (Bacc Core Course if taken with SOIL 205) COREQS: SOIL 205

Top FOR 307 JUNIOR SEMINAR (1)  Offered in current or future terms
College is the time to develop the skills necessary for the transition between academics and career. In conjunction with the expertise already available on campus, this course will guide students through career planning, exploration, placement, and employer expectations. CROSSLISTED as FE 307.

Top FOR 312 FORESTRY FIELD SCHOOL (2)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
A hands-on experience in the major aspects of forestry, including regeneration surveys, silviculture, cruising, recreation, forest disturbances, logging site and mill visits, east and west of the Cascades Range. CROSSLISTED as FE 312. PREREQS: Admission to a professional school in the Forestry, Forest Engineering, or Forest-Civil Engineering program.

Top FOR 321 FOREST MENSURATION (5)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Theory and practice of sampling and cruising techniques; stratified and nonstratified sampling systems with fixed plots, variable plots, and 3-P designs. PREREQS: (FOR 141 [C] or FES 141 [C] or FOR 241 [C] or FES 241 [C] ) and FE 208 [C] and FE 209 [C] and (MTH 241 [C] or MTH 245 [C] or MTH 251 [C] or MTH 251H [C] ) and (ST 201 [C] or ST 314 [C] or ST 314H [C] or ST 351 [C] or ST 351H [C] )

Top FOR 322 FOREST MODELS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to static and dynamic forest models: defining what they are, how they might be used, and, in general terms, how they are developed. PREREQS: FOR 321 [C-] and MTH 241 [D-] and (ST 201 [D-] or ST 351 [D-] )

Top FOR 330 FOREST RESOURCE ECONOMICS I (4) 
Basic arithmetic of interest and capital budgeting. Basic wood products markets. Forest resource markets and market failures. Nonmarket valuation and multiple-use forestry. Impacts of forest management and policy decisions on forest resource use. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ( (AEC 250 [C] or AREC 250 [C] or ECON 201 [C] or ECON 201H [C] ) and (MTH 241 [C] or MTH 245 [C] or MTH 251 [C] or MTH 251H [C] or MTH 252 [C] or MTH 252H [C] ) )

Top FOR 331 FOREST RESOURCE ECONOMICS II (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Forest products markets, appraisal, rotation, thinning, uneven-aged management and forest regulation. Economics of timber management and harvest scheduling. PREREQS: FOR 330 [C] and (ST 201 [C] or ST 351 [C] ) and /or instructor approval.

Top FOR 346 TOPICS IN WILDLAND FIRE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An interdisciplinary survey of concepts relating to fire science, ecology, management, and policy. Includes case studies of several representative ecosystems, ranging from west- and eastside forests of the Pacific Northwest to shrub steppe ecosystems of the Intermountain West and chaparral ecosystems of southern California. Distance and campus-based delivery using videos, website, and discussion. PREREQS: Course work in forest biology or ecology (e.g., (FOR 240 or FES 240 or FES 341) or equivalent.

Top FOR 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 399H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top FOR 401 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 403 THESIS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top FOR 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 407 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 408 WORKSHOP (1-3) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 410 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Full-time supervised professional experience emphasizing functional proficiency under joint sponsorship of university and agency personnel. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top FOR 411 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION MENTORED WORK EXPERIENCE (1) 
College is the time to develop the skills necessary for the transition between academics and career. Cooperative Education Mentored Work Experience is a graded field experience in which the student protege will apply academic study in a This course is repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits. PREREQS: Professional forestry students only.

Top FOR 413 FOREST PATHOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Effects of diseases on forest ecosystems. Recognition of important groups, prediction of pathogen responses to environmental changes, and management strategies for protection of forest resources. Field trips. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as BOT 413. PREREQS: BI 204 [C] or BI 212 [C] or BI 212H [C] or BI 213 [C] or BI 213H [C] and /or equivalent.

Top FOR 417 ADVANCED FOREST SOILS (4) 
Synthesize current information on fundamental properties and processes of forest soils with emphasis on applications to silviculture, soil conservation, and sustainable management of forested ecosystems. Lec/lab. PREREQS: SOIL 205 [C-] and ( (CH 231 [C-] or CH 231H [C-] ) and (CH 261 [C-] or CH 261H [C-] ) or CH 201 [C-] ) and (MTH 241 [C-] or MTH 251 [C-] or MTH 251H [C-] or MTH 252 [C-] or MTH 252H [C-] )

Top FOR 429 INTEGRATED PRESCRIPTIONS (3) 
Using an actual stand and real data, we will cultivate systematic approaches for: 1) characterizing site conditions and limiting factors; 2) harmonizing multiple management objectives; 3) modeling long-term responses to silvicultural manipulations; 4) assessing environmental impacts; 5) building public acceptance; and 6) communicating alternatives and rationales for decisions. This expanded course will allow a deeper project experience and more integration among the faculty in the co-requisite course, and providing the lab component of three other inter-related forest management courses. PREREQS: (FOR 240 [C-] or FES 240 [C-] and FOR 321 [C-] ) and /or equivalents. COREQS: FOR 443

Top FOR 431 ECONOMICS AND POLICY OF FOREST WILDLAND FIRE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
General overview of the history of fire and the interaction of people with fire on forested landscapes. Forest fire policy history and current issues in the U.S. Basic legal concepts relevant to forest fire policy. An economic framework for understanding spatial externalities, decision-making under certainty, institutional economics, and incentives. PREREQS: AEC 351 [C] or FOR 331 [C]

Top FOR 436 WILDLAND FIRE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles and applications of fire as a natural resource management tool; the role of fire in conservation management, restoration, and preservation of ecosystems. Covers basic techniques and current research used to describe fire behavior and spread, fuels and fuel manipulation, and fire effects on the biota. Focus will be on fire as a natural process in ecosystem dynamics. Lec/lab.

Top FOR 441 SILVICULTURE PRINCIPLES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Nursery operation, vegetation management, herbivores, fire, seeding and planting techniques. Introduction to principles and techniques involving vegetation control, thinning, fertilizing, and harvesting. Environmental considerations related to forest stand treatments. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ( (FES 240 [C] or FOR 240 [C] ) and (FES 141 [C] or FES 241 [C] ) )

Top FOR 442 SILVICULTURE REFORESTATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Silvicultural principles and practices needed to successfully regenerate forestlands in North America. Topics include artificial and natural regeneration, genetic improvement, seed orchards, forest tree nurseries, site preparation, seedling quality and handling, vegetation management, animal damage protection, early stand management, and ecological and ecophysiological considerations. Emphasis is placed on regeneration methods applied to plantations in western Oregon. Field trips required. PREREQS: (SOIL 205 [C] and (FES 240 [C] or FES 240H [C] or FOR 240 [C] ) ) COREQS: FOR 443

Top FOR 443 SILVICULTURAL PRACTICES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Manipulation of forest stand structure and dynamics to meet various resource management objectives. Covers key concepts and practices associated with vegetation control, thinning, fertilization, even-aged and uneven-aged regeneration systems including social and environmental considerations associated with treatments. Two-day field trip required. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (FES 240 [C] or FES 240H [C] or FOR 240 [C] ) and FOR 321 [C] and /or equivalents. COREQS: FOR 442

Top FOR 456 INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
An introduction to the biological, physical, and sociological factors that shape the world's forests and the activities used to manage those forests. What influence these factors have on forest policies, practices, and outcomes. CROSSLISTED as FE 456. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Introductory course in biology.

Top FOR 457 TECHNIQUES FOR FOREST RESOURCE ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Use of linear programming, nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, and simulation to solve complex forest management problems, with emphasis on intertemporal multiple use scheduling. Forestry transportation problems, multiple-use allocation, and investment analysis. Field trips required. CROSSLISTED as FE 457/FE 557. PREREQS: AREC 351 [C] or FOR 330 [C]

Top FOR 459 FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND DESIGN I (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Integration of environmental, economic, and social aspects of forestry in management planning. Development of strategic and tactical plans using diverse data types and sources. Senior capstone class projects. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as FE 459. PREREQS: FE 457 or FOR 457 and senior standing or departmental approval required.

Top FOR 460 FOREST POLICY (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Policy formulation and analysis for forest resources. Consideration of policy affecting land management approaches to planning, management, and social and economic development. Major forestry policy areas covered include outdoor recreation, range, timber, wilderness, and wildlife and fish. Lec/lab. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: Senior standing.

Top FOR 462 NATURAL RESOURCE POLICY AND LAW (3)  Offered in current or future terms
First of two offerings designed to provide an introduction to current environmental and natural resource law issues and disputes for students who will have to meet, consult, and work with lawyers throughout their professional career. Focus is on mechanisms governing resource allocation within the constraints of private property rights. Emphasis is placed on the federal Endangered Species Act and its relation to water allocation and public trust doctrines. Students will also gain a broad understanding of regulatory

Top FOR 469 FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND DESIGN II (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A team-based, project-centric course for integrated timber harvest planning. Establish tactical and operational planning goals and constraints, identify feasible harvesting and transportation systems, and design harvest units to meet objectives and constraints. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as FE 469. PREREQS: FE 459 [C] or FOR 459 [C]

Top FOR 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16) 
Topics of current importance in forest resources issues, education, policies, economics, management, business, social values, silviculture, and biometrics. Topics will change from term to term. May be repeated with different topics for credit. Section 8: Social aspects of natural resource management (3 credits) graded. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Senior or graduate standing.

Top FOR 501 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top FOR 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 506 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 507 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 508 WORKSHOP (1-3) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 510 INTERNSHIP (1-9)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 513 FOREST PATHOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Effects of diseases on forest ecosystems. Recognition of important groups, prediction of pathogen responses to environmental changes, and management strategies for protection of forest resources. Field trips. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as BOT 513. PREREQS: BI 204 or BI 212 or BI 212H or BI 213 or BI 213H or equivalent.

Top FOR 517 ADVANCED FOREST SOILS (4) 
Synthesize current information on fundamental properties and processes of forest soils with emphasis on applications to silviculture, soil conservation, and sustainable management of forested ecosystems. Lec/lab. PREREQS: SOIL 205 and (((CH 231 or CH 231H) and (CH 261 or CH 261H)) or CH 201) and (MTH 241 or MTH 251 or MTH 251H or MTH 252 or MTH 252H) all with C- or instructor's permission.

Top FOR 518 MANAGING FOREST NUTRITION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Synthesize current information on nutrient limitations of forest productivity, long-term forest productivity, and mitigating and managing forest nutrition with emphasis on forests of the Pacific Northwest. PREREQS: Graduate student standing or consent of instructor.

Top FOR 520 GEOSPATIAL DATA ANALYSIS WITH MATLAB (3) 
An introduction into analysis of spatial and other data using Matlab. The course will provide a practical introduction and is designed as a hands-on learning experience.

Top FOR 524 FOREST BIOMETRICS (3) 
Advanced topics in forest biometrics, including measurement of forest structure and dynamics, application of sampling theory and methods, and statistical techniques for interpreting forestry data. PREREQS: FOR 322 and ST 511

Top FOR 525 FOREST MODELING (3) 
Examination of regression techniques and assumptions used to develop static and dynamic equations of tree and stand attributes. PREREQS: ST 552 [C] and /or instructor approval.

Top FOR 534 ECONOMICS OF THE FOREST RESOURCE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Economic aspects of forest production, regulation, and silvicultural applications. Microeconomic interactions of forest production and regulation and environmental constraints. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: FOR 330 and FOR 331 or equivalent

Top FOR 536 WILDLAND FIRE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles and applications of fire as a natural resource management tool; the role of fire in conservation management, restoration, and preservation of ecosystems. Covers basic techniques and current research used to describe fire behavior and spread, fuels and fuel manipulation, and fire effects on the biota. Focus will be on fire as a natural process in ecosystem dynamics. Lec/lab.

Top FOR 542 INTERNATIONAL INTENSIVE SILVICULTURE (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Operational and ecological aspects of intensive silvicultural management of planted forests around the world. Guest speakers in different countries will describe the type of silvicultural management that is carried out in the speaker's country from species and genetic selection, to harvest and rotation length, including site preparation and planting techniques. Emphasis on comparing silvicultural practices in each country to the management of plantations in western Oregon. PREREQS: Graduate standing.

Top FOR 543 SILVICULTURAL PRACTICES (5)  Offered in current or future terms
Manipulation of immature and mature forest stands for various resource management objectives. Principles and techniques involving vegetation control, thinning, fertilizing, and harvesting. Environmental considerations related to stand treatments. Two-day field trips required. PREREQS: (FOR 240 or FES 240) and FOR 321 or equivalents. COREQS: FOR 429.

Top FOR 549 SILVICULTURAL INFLUENCES ON FOREST ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS (3) 
Fundamental biological and ecological principles for the design and implementation of silvicultural regimes that achieve a wide diversity of forest ecosystem management objectives. PREREQS: Undergraduate course in silviculture and in forest mensuration.

Top FOR 550 SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Sustainable forestry as part of the global sustainability movement. History of sustainability and its influence on decision-making in forest management. Current dimensions of sustainability: forest certification, climate change, role of environmental ethics, biodiversity conservation, maintenance of long-term site productivity, conservation of soil and water resources, roles of social institutions, and links to concerns for social justice. PREREQS: Graduate student standing or permission of instructor.

Top FOR 557 TECHNIQUES FOR FOREST RESOURCE ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Use of linear programming, nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, and simulation to solve complex forest management problems, with emphasis on intertemporal multiple use scheduling. Forestry transportation problems, multiple-use allocation, and investment analysis. Field trips required. CROSSLISTED as FE 457/FE 557. PREREQS: AREC 351 or FOR 330

Top FOR 561 FOREST POLICY ANALYSIS (3) 
Basic elements of forest policy problems, including resource allocation and efficiency, distribution, and interpersonal equity, taxation, regulation, and control, and planning and uncertainty. Emphasis on policy and analysis and its uses in policy decision.

Top FOR 562 NATURAL RESOURCE POLICY AND LAW (3)  Offered in current or future terms
First of two offerings designed to provide an introduction to current environmental and natural resource law issues and disputes for students who will have to meet, consult, and work with lawyers throughout their professional career. Focus is on mechanisms governing resource allocation within the constraints of private property rights. Emphasis is placed on the federal Endangered Species Act and its relation to water allocation and public trust doctrines. Students will also gain a broad understanding of regulatory

Top FOR 563 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND LAW INTERACTIONS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Second of two offerings designed to provide an introduction to current environmental and natural resource law issues and disputes for students who will have to meet, consult, and work with lawyers throughout their professional career. Focus is on the arena of regulatory environmental laws. Environmental torts, regulation of point and non-point source pollution under the federal Clean Water Act, wetlands protection, and laws governing agricultural and forest practices will be examined as examples of regulatory frameworks for achieving resource protection. Students will be exposed to the basic framework of federal laws regulating air and hazardous waste pollutants.

Top FOR 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Topics of current importance in forest resources issues, education, policies, economics, management, business, social values, silviculture, and biometrics. Topics will change from term to term. May be repeated with different topics for credit. Section 8: Social aspects of natural resource management (3 credits) graded. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Senior or graduate standing.

Top FOR 601 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 603 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top FOR 605 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 606 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 607 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 699 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
Topics of current importance in forest resources issues, education, policies, economics, management, business, social values, silviculture, and biometrics. Topics will change from term to term. May be repeated with different topics for credit. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FOR 808 WORKSHOP (1-9) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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