RRM-264 Forest Management
This course involves the study of forest management with an emphasis on ecosystem-based, sustainable forest management. The course includes the major forest regions of interior Western Canada, emphasizing component tree species, forest habitats, forest successional developments, ecosystem processes and forest landscape ecology. The course emphasizes basic principles of forest management, including: forest inventory and assessment; annual allowable cut; forest tenure; silviculture systems; harvesting methods; site preparation methods; reforestation tactics; stand improvement and forest health. A one-week field trip focuses on the practical aspects of forestry including dendrology, forest measurements, forest inventory and assessment and woodland operations. Not available for supplemental.