Timber Sale Administration (2) Practical aspects of the logistical, environmental, managerial, and regulatory oversight of active and retired timber sales.
FOR 439 Timber Sale Administration (2)
This course provides hands-on experience with all of the activities associated with overseeing a timber sale, including the legal aspects of arranging a sale, marking timber and calculating volume, road and sale layout, best management practices, inspections, harvesting equipment, working with contractors and loggers, and liability issues. It should be taken after completing coursework in mensuration. The objectives of the course are to 1) obtain and translate a property deed onto the ground and create a professional map of the timber sale area; 2) design a timber sale, including cutting boundaries, skid trails, haul roads, and landings such that site impact is minimized, harvesting efficiency and safety is maximized and productivity is maintained;
3) collect sufficient information for a professional timbersale prospectus, including which harvesting systems would be best suited to the situation; 4) complete an erosion and sedimentation plan, a stream crossing permit, and local harvesting ordinance requirements; 5) develop a timber sale contract and a landowner-consultant contract to protect all parties and address all possible legal scenarios; 6) work with, inspect, supervise and provide meaningful feedback to harvesting, road building and landscape contractors; 7) retire a timber sale area to prevent erosion, create habitat variety and/or recreational opportunities, and maintain aesthetic qualities. Evaluation methods include written exams, written and field projects, and participation. This course is offered every fall and class size is restricted.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: FOR 203 andFOR 366 ; and prerequisite or concurrentFOR 421
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.