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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 240 Forest Soils and Hydrology (3) The study of forest soils and hydrology, especially as they are affected by forest management activities.

FORT 240 Forest Soils and Hydrology (3)

FORT 240 is a fourth-semester, three-credit course in the Forest Technology program. The course includes the study of soils and forest hydrology, especially as they are affected by forest management activities. Land reclamation activities in the reclamation and re-vegetation of disturbed sites found in the coal mining areas of Pennsylvania are also considered. This course uses outdoor and indoor labs to reinforce material discussed in lectures.

Course objectives are for students to develop an understanding of the physical, chemical, and organic properties of soils, of forest hydrology, and the impacts of forest management activities of the reclamation process and activities, and of the importance of soil and water resources and their conservation.

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


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: second-year standing

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