Course code:

ES1047

Level:

I - Introductory

Class size limit:

15

Lab fee:

20

This course will provide an introduction to the science of forestry, as well as an introduction to the business and management of the forest products industry. The first part of the course will introduce concepts of forest ecology, silviculture and forest measurements, while the second part will explore applied forest management, wood markets, and timber harvesting. Students should come away with an understanding of the basic principles of forest management and be able to understand how these principles shape resource and land management decision in Maine. In addition to the weekly lecture and lab, there will be two full-day Saturday field trips to visit forest research facilities and harvest operations off island.  Student evaluation will consist of participation in discussion and labs, short answer questions associated with each lab, one examination covering lecture topics and reading material, and a final project which will include a short paper and a presentation to the class.

Prerequisites:

None.

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