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Term : Fall 2024
Catalog Year : 2024-2025

FOR 315 - Silviculture: Applied Forest Ecology

Description: Silviculture uses a foundation of forest ecological concepts to apply management strategies and meet a variety of landowner or stakeholder objectives in forested stands. This course introduces students to the principles and theories underlying the applications of silviculture while also focusing on developing appropriate silvicultural prescriptions (applications) to meet objectives. Labs are used to reinforce both principles and applications of silviculture. You will learn about everything from regenerating forests using seeds or planting seedlings, to managing stand density, to the appropriate use of a variety of treatments (thinning, pruning, even-aged and uneven-aged regeneration methods). The course will also include how to develop multiple objectives for a stand and meet those using silvicultural prescriptions. Finally, we will investigate climate change adaptation and mitigation and regional and/or international silvicultural case studies. This course is a required component of the Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree program. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only.

Units: 4

Sections offered: Fall 2024

Prerequisite: FOR 211, FOR 213 Corequisite: FOR 313, FOR 320