Principles of Forest Management

SFS 3700

Principles of Forest Management

4 credits

This course presents the ecological and analytical tools used in the management of terrestrial, living resources. Students use examples from the tropics to learn the theories that are the foundation for land management, and in particular forest management, worldwide. Students are also introduced to field methods in forest mensuration, and these skills are used to monitor forest health as a case study in natural resource management performance. Students apply their knowledge by participating in long- term research projects that assess the environmental impacts of resource development and monitor the progress and success of restoration and rehabilitation efforts in areas suffering from chronic human-induced disturbances.

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Rainforest to Reef

14 Weeks
16 Credits
Spring 2024
Jan 30 - May 3
In the Field
Fall 2024
Sep 4 - Dec 8
Filling Fast
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 2