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Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 160 Silvicultural Practices (3) Principles and techniques of forest establishment, culture, and regeneration systems.

FORT 160 Silvicultural Practices (3)

FORT 160 is a second- semester, three-credit course in the Forest Technology program. It builds upon the knowledge of silvics introduced in FORT 150 (Dendrology). It combines the tools of FORT 105 (Forest Mensuration) with basic ecology and enables students to understand the processes and management alternatives in the forest ecosystem. This is a lecture class supplemented with weekly field laboratory sessions. The lab sessions allow students to experience silvicultural practices through design and implementation.

The course objectives are for students to develop an understanding of silvics of North American forests, to understand silvicultural relationships, and to be able to write and administer silvicultural prescriptions.

Course grading will be based on lecture exams, a cumulative final, lab reports, assignments, and attendance and participation.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FORT 150

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.