This course is a continuation of Silviculture 1. Silviculture theory and the application of silvicultural practices will be emphasized, namely planting, silviculture systems, stand management, crop planning (spacing, commercial thinning, pruning, fertilization), and the development of a defensible site plan.

Forest Policy in British Columbia is implemented through the Canadian Constitution, and the Provincial Government (through Acts, legislation, regulation, guidebooks, manuals, and contracts). Policy also exists in companies and corporations. We will look at the history,the evolution and the current state of forest policy in B.C.

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.

An in depth study of timber harvest systems and supporting technologies including: harvest planning, mapping and GIS analysis, environmental impacts, field engineering considerations and system costing. The course is designed to reinforce foundational skills such as field note taking, measurements and safety. Theoretical emphasis will be given to the phases of timber harvest and the potential role of ground cable and aerial based harvest stems as well as log transport systems.

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.

The FOR 274 and FOR 275 courses consist 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. 

The purpose of this site is to provide students with information and web links to support and enhance course materials. Topics are organized into sections to match chapters presented in the Forest Health Course Manual for FOR 274 and FOR 275.

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.

This course provides an introduction to foundational principles related to Canada's legal system, while covering the study of statutes, regulations, court cases and policy governing recreation and the environment, with reference to First Nation legal issues where applicable. Emphasis is placed on interpreting and applying environmental, conservation and natural resource legislation, with development of practical legal research, writing and problem-solving skills.

This site is intended to act as an on-line resource to students enrolled in RFW 251.