Forestry (F)

F111 Introduction to Natural Resources

Credits 3Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Students are introduced to natural resources definitions, management and regulations, with an emphasis on forest ecosystems. Topics include an elementary approach to ecosystems structure, composition and function; fundamentals of forest, range, watershed, wetlands, recreation and wildlife management; and an overview of pertinent history and laws influencing natural resource policy and management.

F141 Tree and Shrub Identification

Credits 3Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is devoted to the classification and field identification of important western trees and shrubs. Appropriate ranges, habitats and consumer use of these species are presented as well as a survey of other major forest types of North America. Outdoor field trips are an integral part of the course.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

F200 Introduction to Forest Surveying

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and MTH084; or instructor consent.

This course covers the fundamental concepts of plane surveying. The use of mathematics in applying the correction to errors, calculation of angles and bearings and the adjustment of traverses is emphasized, along with field survey practice.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

F240 Natural Resources Ecology

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: F111 or FW251; or instructor consent.

Natural Resources Ecology is an introductory course in ecology, with an emphasis on forest ecosystems. Students examine the relationships between biological and physical components of ecosystems and dynamic processes such as nutrient cycling, disturbance and succession. Students are expected to take an active role in class activities, including class discussions and group work. Indoor and outdoor laboratories focus on field techniques used to measure and characterize ecosystem components. This course is recommended for all natural resources technology majors and all students interested in ecology and natural resource conservation.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.