Timber Harvesting and Road Planning

Introduction to forest operations. Terminology, basic engineering, equipment and harvesting system options, productivity/costs. Relationship to forest management and silviculture. Road planning, forest management guidelines, approaches for mitigating potential impacts to soil/water resources. Environmental implications of method/equipment choices. Selling timber. Sale design, layout, and administration. One all-day field trip.

Prerequisites

FNRM 3411

Course ID
FNRM 3431
FNRM 5431
Credits
2
Semester Offered
Spring
Course Frequency
every year