NS 240 - Forestry
NS 245 – Introduction to Forestry
Required Text: Beattie, M., Levine, L and Thompson, C Working With Your Woodlands
Supplementary Readings: As assigned and on reserve in library, which include readings from periodicals and research literature.
Format: Integration of lecture, discussion, field experiences, laboratories. Always bring appropriate field clothing and gear, including a knife and writing “set up”.
Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on the following:
Weekly quizzes 20 %
Two individual reports 20 %
Written assignments / field work 20 %
One mid-semester examination 20 %
Final Exam 20 %
Arrangements for make-up exams (when an exam is given during class time) may be made only for true emergencies. If you miss an exam for an emergency, you must inform me, in person or by telephone, by the day of the exam. Unexcused absences will result in a grade of zero.
Outline of Subjects
1. Introduction - History of Forestry
2. History of Forestry
3. The Forest Ecosystem
4. Forest Soil
5. Forest Types and Site Conditions
6. Forest Measurements
8. Forest Insects and Disease
9. Forest Management Planning
10. Issues in Managing Private, Federal and State Lands