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.
- Teacher: Jesper Nielsen
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.
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.
- Teacher: Jesper Nielsen
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.
- Teacher: Jamie Bliss