Introduction to Forestry


Start Date

  • Feburary 4, 2019


Prerequisites

  • Participants must be a minimum of 19 years,
  • Have successfully completed  a minimum of grade 10, 
  • A high school diploma is preferred, 
  • And be in good physical condition to fully participate in field work.


Week one:  FRST 256 – Introduction to Forest Resource Management - 3 credit course

This course will have up to 24 students for the week including the Forestry stream of 12 students together with the Stewardship Technician stream of an additional 12 students. This course is recommended as the first course to be delivered as it provides an overview of the functionalities of forestry management in BC.


Week 2 & 3:  FRST 143 – Hydrology & Riparian Management – 3 credit course

 This is course is critical to understanding the importance of forestry management and its impact on fisheries issues including impact on lakes, streams & wet lands to the fisheries.

  • An overview of the effects of forest management on watershed processes, water quality and aquatic habitats. Topics include the water cycle, stream morphology, fish habitat and riparian ecosystems. The conservation and protection of water and riparian resources in managed forest lands will be examined.


Week 2 & 3: FRST 144 – Forest Resources Administration - 2credit course

An introduction to forest resources administration agencies of BC and Canada, focusing on forest management. Emphasis on legislation, tenure, and regulations that govern natural resources management


Week 4: FRST 162 - Fire Management – 2 credit course

 This course is an investigation of wildfire science and operations.