FW3010 Practice of Silviculture and FW3012 Survey of Silviculture

4 and 2 credits, respectively

Fall and Summer Track B 

Both FW 3010 and 3012 focus on the application of ecological principles to control the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of forested lands to sustainably meet the diverse needs and values of landowners and society. These diverse needs and values may include (but are not limited to): timber and biomass production, non-timber forest products, wildlife habitat, climate change mitigation, water quantity and quality, air quality, wildfire hazard mitigation, aesthetics, and recreation values. FW3010 is a more in depth course intended to prepare students for careers in forest management, while FW3012 is an introduction to silviculture for students interested in ecology and natural resource management broadly, or those who wish to work in careers related to forests.

FW5510 Forest Vegetation Dynamics

3 credits

Spring in odd-numbered years

Forests are not static, rather they change and develop over time.  This course focuses on how trees grow and interact, and the implications of interactions on stand structure, composition and function through time.  Furthermore, FW5130 investigates how disturbances, including silvicultural interventions, alter these interactions and modify stand development trajectories.