Jerry F. Franklin
Scientific and social basis for ecological forestry. Forest practices to achieve integrated environmental and economic goals based upon material models of disturbance and stand development including alternative harvesting methods; adaptive management and monitoring; certification and global issues. Offered: A.
In 2012 the course will involve a two-week field trip (Sept 5-19)in central and southern Oregon. Students will view forest restoration and other management activities in fire prone forests, examine and discuss collaborative efforts among stakeholders and agency personnel, view and discuss other management issues, and consider issues related to wolves and other top predators in the northern Rockies. Agencies that will be contacted include USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, and one or more Native American tribe. Prospective students are required to submit to the instructor a 1-2 page commentary explaining how the course will contribute to the student's pforessional education and development and describe the student's current level of knowledge about natural resource management issues in the northern Rocky Mountains.
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