This course prepares the student for immediate employment as a forest technologist through instruction in silvicultural theory and the application of silvicultural treatments and the use of sampling to monitor silviculture activities. Ecological, operational, economic, and legislative considerations will be presented. The emphasis of this course is on the silvics of southern interior tree species, basic silviculture obligations, silviculture surveys, site preparation, reforestation (natural and artificial regeneration), field assessments and preparation of logical and feasible silviculture treatment recommendations. Field and office case studies are used throughout.
This course covers total chance access planning, route corridor reconnaissance, road location, road standards, survey and design, road construction, bridges and drainage structures, applied hydrology, slope stability, environmental impact, legislation, permits and costing.
- Teacher: Jesper Nielsen
A study of the policies and procedures used for timber valuation in British Columbia. Emphasis is placed on field data collection techniques, sampling methods, statistics and data compilation. The role of the MOFR and the forest industry are also explored in class and through onsite tours.
- Teacher: Peter Schroder
This course provides enhanced and new skills related to the successful management of forest ecosystems. The course emphasis is on applied ecological principles, data collection and analysis, and the applied use of relevant legislation and guidebooks. Subject matter includes studies of landscape and stand level ecology, soils and terrain assessment, riparian management areas, vegetation complexes, watersheds, and biodiversity. All subject areas are covered in the classroom and in the field.
- Teacher: Carol Andrews
The FOR 274 course consists of an extensive examination of a wide range of prominent forest health agents and conditions. This includes field recognition, biology, ecological role and forest management implications of various forest insects, fungi, diseases and abiotic agents.
This course is an introduction to the basic principles and methods of research with an emphasis on forest resources. The objective of this course assist each student in completing a complete an applied research project that has both a field-based data collection component, and a literature-based research component. Although each student may choose a topic of personal interest within the field forest resource management, the project must be approved by the advising instructor and be relevant within the forest resource industry. Students will receive instruction on how to conduct field research and produce a technical report. Students will select a research topic and faculty advisor, write a research proposal, produce a technical report and give a presentation on their project at the annual SEG conference at the end of the winter semester. The technical report research paper must conform to either the prescribed format provided, or a format agreed upon with the supervising instructor. This course spans the fall and winter semesters. Students will receive a "course in progress" CIP) grade in the fall until the research is completed in the winter semester.
This site contains copies of handouts related to the Forestry Applied Research Activity.