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 Course Title:   Field Techniques for Natural Resource Techs

 Title Abbreviation:   FIELD TECH/NATUR RESOURC

 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    243

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    150594

 EPC:    615

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Forest resource management practices including reforestation, silviculture, forest inventory, harvest systems, and road location and construction in Northwest forests. Influence of forest management practices on watershed processes.


Prerequisite: Field trips required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Utilize forest resource management practices.
  2. Understand climatic and geologic conditions under which PNW forests evolved.
  3. Perform forest field inventories for silviculture, reforestation, harvest systems, and road location.
  4. Calculate harvestable volumes of timber under various environmental constraints.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development and impact of technology in human experience (history, global, and local).
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. History of Resource Management.
  2. Climate and geology of Washington.
  3. Forest Ecotypes.
  4. Reforestation Techniques.
  5. Forest Growth.
  6. Forest Measurements.
  7. Harvest Systems.
  8. Forest Roads.
  9. Forest Watershed Processes.
  10. Water and Forests.
  11. Riparian Functions.
  12. Mass Wasting.
  13. Washington Forest Regulations.
  14. Forest Watershed Restoration.