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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Robert I Gara
garar@u.washington.edu
CFR 101
Seattle Campus

Forests and Society

Survey course covering forest ecosystems of the world, history of forestry and forest conservation, how forest ecosystems function, wildlife in forests, environmental issues in forestry, forest management, economics and products, and new approaches to forest management. Open to majors and nonmajors. Offered: AWSpS.

Class Description

(1) Understand the history of forestry in the U.S. and how this history molded forest policy; (2) Present information on the principle forest regions of North America, including the tropics; (3) Develop an understanding of how forest ecosystems function; (4) Provide a general background on how timber resources are managed, and (5) Use information learned to critically examine selected forest issues regarding natural resources.

(1) Mainly by lecture: Bob Gara and guests (2) Class participation (3) Campus walk

Recommended preparation

Class attendance is expected; please let us know if you plan to be absent. Room Anderson 223 will be closed at 1:35. Accordingly, we expect everyone to be on time and, if you plan to leave before 2:20, please inform us before class begins.

Home work assignments must be done on schedule and in a neat professional manner. Home work will be typed or done on a word processor. Poor spelling and grammar will influence assignment grade. Written assignments will be done on standard 8 x 11 unlined paper.

Class Assignments and Grading

(see web site)

The nine home work assignments will be 1/3 of the grade The four quizzes will be 1/3 The final will be 1/3


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
garar@u.washington.edu
Last Update by Robert I Gara
Date: 09/22/2003