AS 120 - Forestry Techniques 

An ecosystem in a collection of many things both biotic and non- biotic. In order to understand how an ecosystem functions we need to have accurate and timely information about that ecosystem. There are many ways to collect and record data. Throughout this course we will examine the many aspects of the northeastern forest ecosystem while in the process of collecting data using sampling techniques such a 1/5 acre and 10-BAS factor prism. During the collection we will discuss dendrology (tree identification), soils, water issues, plant communities, wildlife, and silviculture. Once the data has been collected and analyzed, each student will formulate a plan of action for the forest understory, based on the data collected and their own unique perspective.