Forest Management Option
This option is available within the Forestry major at the following location:
The forest management option focuses on the broad biological, ecological and economic characteristics of forests and society. Students gain knowledge and experience in active forest management, including monitoring the productivity of forests and their associated natural resources, regenerating stands of trees, maintaining species inventories, planning and executing harvesting operations, and conserving/sustaining our natural resources (carbon, trees, wildlife, water and recreational opportunities). Graduates of the management option will go on to manage public or private lands, or further manage trees at the stand level as a silviculturist or ecologist. They get out into the forest and learn their landscape in order to work in interdisciplinary teams to sustainably manage it for current and future generations.
Option Code: 822
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of forest ecology and silviculture principles to understand how forests and forested watersheds respond to natural disturbances or management activities.
- Develop skills in geospatial analysis, basic surveying, mapping and GIS.
- Demonstrate ability to measure and inventory forest vegetation with precision and accuracy.
- Develop an understanding of forestry investment analysis and be able to evaluate typical financial investments in forestry.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the development and execution of strategic, tactical and operational forest plans that support achievement of desired future stand conditions and strategic goals.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the social and political context of forestry and be able to describe current policies , laws, and regulations governing the management of forest lands.
Grade standards for the pre-major and professional major also apply to the option.
|TRAL 251||RECREATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 1||4|
|FES 341||FOREST ECOLOGY||3|
|FES 452/FW 452||BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN MANAGED FORESTS||3|
|FES 477/NR 477 |
or GEOG 300
or *SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE COMMON GOOD
|FOR 322||FOREST MODELS||3|
|FES 412||FOREST ENTOMOLOGY||3|
|FOR 413/BOT 413||FOREST PATHOLOGY||3|
|Select a minimum of 15 credits from the following list of restricted electives:||15|
|FOREST ROUTE SURVEYING|
|UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM REMOTE SENSING|
|FOREST DISTURBANCE HYDROLOGY|
|FOREST TYPES OF THE NORTHWEST|
|WILDLAND FIRE ECOLOGY|
|*CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES|
|TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION AND NATURAL HISTORY|
|TOPICS IN WILDLAND FIRE|
|SEMINAR (Sem/Fire Field Trip)|
|ADVANCED FOREST SOILS|
|ECONOMICS AND POLICY OF FOREST WILDLAND FIRE|
|WILDLAND FIRE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT|
|FOREST POLICY ANALYSIS|
|SPECIAL TOPICS (Must be pre-approved by academic advisor)|
|*FOUNDATIONS OF GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE AND GIS|
|REMOTE SENSING: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS|
|OUTDOOR RECREATION MANAGEMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS|
|*PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS MANAGEMENT|
|^WOOD PRODUCTS BUSINESS|
|*FORESTS, WOOD, AND CIVILIZATION|
Study Abroad (Must be pre-approved by academic advisor)
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Required for entry into the professional program
Option Code: 822