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Course Description A field-oriented overview of basic forestry. Includes field dendrology, silvics, elements of surveying and mapping, orienteering, log scaling, silviculture, timber cruising and wildlife techniques. Numerous field trips to regional forests.
Prerequisite: BIOL 305, BIOL 425: You must check with the instructor if you do not satisfy the prerequisite otherwise, you will be dropped from the course.
To become certified:
Week 1: Education & Outreach, Become a Certified Instructor in Project Learning Tree, Project WET, & Project WILD
Week 2: Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Training, Wildland Fire Suppression Training
Week 3: Game of Logging Chainsaw Training
Week 4: SILVAH Oak Training