FE209 Forest Photogrammetry and Introduction to Remote Sensing

4 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  This course is intended to provide students interested in the management and conservation of natural resources with the fundamentals of spatial data acquisition from airborne and spaceborne sensors.  It will provide an introduction into the theory of spectral reflectance properties of vegetation, the principles of photographic analysis and aerial photo-interpretation and new advances such as LIDAR.

F111 Introduction to Forestry

4 credits (2 lec, 3 lec/lab hrs/wk)  This course will cover a broad overview of basic forestry principle; a review of the history of forestry balanced with a discussion of current forestry management programs, laws, and practices implemented in the United States today. F222A Elementary Forest Surveying 4 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) An introduction to the theory and practice of forest surveying methods and measurements as applied to the specifics of forestry problems and their solutions. The course provides fundamental instruction for surveying and field measurements.

F222A Elementary Forest Surveying

4 credits (3 lec 3 lab hrs/wk) An introduction to the theory and practice of forest surveying methods and measurements as applied to the specifics of forestry problems and their solutions. The course provides fundamental instruction for surveying and field measurements.

F223 Forest Measurements

4 credits (2 lec 6 lab hrs/wk) This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of forest and natural resource measurements.   Emphasis will be placed on the use of technical forestry equipment to collect and analyze forest and other natural resource data, including but not limited to logs, trees, plants, wildlife, stand and forest-level attributes. To manage forest resources sustainably, practitioners must know the quality and quantity of resources and their change over time. Forest measurements provides information that support forest management decisions at the stand and forest levels. Although the general topic of the course focuses on quantitative analysis of forest vegetation, time and effort will be spent measuring other forest resources (e.g., wildlife habitat resources and riparian zones). Moreover, the theory and methodology discussed in this course can be applied to other renewable resources.

F240 Forest Ecology

3 credits (2 lec, 2 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course provides the student with the basic knowledge of Forest Ecology.  The course will cover the elements of the forest ecosystem and its interrelationships.

F241 Dendrology

5 credits (4 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk) Learn to identify the principal forest trees of North America, and the principal trees and shrubs of the Pacific Northwest, including the ranges over which they grow, important ecological characteristics, and principal uses. Also learn about forested regions of the world, and the structure and function of forest plants.

F251 Recreation Resource Management

4 credits (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  Exposes students to the theories and practices involved in managing our natural resources for public use. Resource management, visitor management, and service management components will be studies and analyzed.  An emphasis will be put on how visitors impact our natural resources, and the tools available to resource managers to control and mitigate those impacts using planning and management techniques. The lecture portion of the class will involve lecture and group discussions. The lab will include field trips to public recreation sites and presentations from Recreation Resource Managers and Planners.  

*Identifies professional-technical alpha prefixes currently used at Southwestern.

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