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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 250 Forest Management Practices (3) Practical techniques for implementing management plans for forest stands under various ownerships and management regimes.

FORT 250 Forest Management Practices (3)

FORT 250 is a capstone course in the forest technology program taught in the fourth semester. It will give students the opportunity to use the various skills they have learned in other courses to develop management plans for forests managed with varying objectives. Concepts of valuation, timber procurement, and discounted cash flow will be covered. Regulatory, management certification, public sector, and private sector management issues will also be explored. The skills will be applied as students work on a semester-long management plan of a selected forest tract.

The objective of the course is for students to develop skills in creating and executing forest management and timber harvesting plans in forest stands.

Course grades will be based on quizzes, homework, laboratory exercises, management plans, and exams.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FORT 110, FORT 160

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