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Undergraduate Degree Programs

These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 100S Introduction to Forestry (1) A general introduction to forest ecology, history, management, and practices.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FORT 105 Forest Measurements (3) Measurement of forests and forest products.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

FORT 110 Forest Inventories (3) Application of forest mensuration, mapping, GIS, sampling, and statistical analysis to the inventory of forest resources.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FORT 105  

FORT 140 Forest Surveying (3) Plane surveying for forestry applications using compass, survey equipment, and GPS; topographic map reading, deed research, and land descriptions.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: MATH 021  

FORT 150 Dendrology (3) Taxonomy, identification, ranges, and uses of important U.S. timber species and lesser vegetation of a regional nature.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FORT 160 Silvicultural Practices (3) Principles and techniques of forest establishment, culture, and regeneration systems.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FORT 150  

FORT 170 Forest Harvesting and Operations (3) Forest harvesting and intermediate operations: forest worker safety, hand and power tools, harvest planning, and best management practices.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FORT 110, FORT 160 American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR  

FORT 175 Forest Products Industry Tour (1) Field tour of local and regional forest products industries.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FORT 110, FORT 160  

FORT 200 Wood Identification and Properties (1) Anatomy of wood and bark; cell wall formation and composition; and identification of wood by gross and microscopic qualities.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FORT 210 Arboriculture (3) Selection, planting, care, and maintenance of woody ornamental plants and shade trees grown in urban, suburban, and rural landscapes.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: second-year standing  

FORT 220 Forest Ecosystem Protection (4) Principles and concepts involved in managing the forest ecosystem in regard to fires, insects, and diseases.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FORT 230 Introduction to Remote Sensing (2) Remote sensing technologies applied to forest resource analysis and management.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: GEOG 160, GEOG 161  

FORT 240 Forest Soils and Hydrology (3) The study of forest soils and hydrology, especially as they are affected by forest management activities.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: second-year standing  

FORT 250 Forest Management Practices (3) Practical techniques for implementing management plans for forest stands under various ownerships and management regimes.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FORT 110, FORT 160  

FORT 260 GIS for Natural Resources Management (3) Geographic Information Systems technology including mapping and GIS data management procedures with emphasis on natural resource management applications.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: GEOG 160, GEOG 161  

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