Forest Restoration and Fire Option
This option is available within the Forestry major at the following location:
The forest restoration and fire option focuses on managing forests in order to be resilient to disturbance processes including wildfire, landslides, insects and disease. Graduates will have the knowledge and the skill set to incorporate these natural processes into active forest management planning. This option prepares students to prevent or mitigate damage resulting from disturbances or to use disturbance processes purposefully to achieve management objectives. These skills will be particularly important for managing forests at the landscape scale and in the face of uncertainty and rapid change including in climate or land use patterns. Many graduates become professional foresters or forest managers, wildland firefighters, prescribed burners or fire ecologists. They actively manage the landscape using both ancient and modern tools to restore and maintain resilient landscapes and protect surrounding communities.
Option Code: 824
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.
|ATS 201 |
or ATS 310
|*CLIMATE SCIENCE 1 |
|FOR 346||TOPICS IN WILDLAND FIRE 1||3|
|FES 341||FOREST ECOLOGY||3|
|FES 445/FW 445||ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION||4|
|FES 485||*CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES||3|
|FOR 322||FOREST MODELS||3|
|FE 436||FOREST DISTURBANCE HYDROLOGY||3|
|FES 412||FOREST ENTOMOLOGY||3|
|FES 440||WILDLAND FIRE ECOLOGY||3|
|FOR 413/BOT 413||FOREST PATHOLOGY||3|
|FOR 431||ECONOMICS AND POLICY OF FOREST WILDLAND FIRE||3|
|FOR 436||WILDLAND FIRE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT||4|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Required for entry into the professional program
Option Code: 824