NTRES 3250

NTRES 3250

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course is designed to give students a practical and experiential exposure to private lands forest management and maple syrup production in New York and the Northeast. As a result of the class, students should be able to articulate the attributes of sustainable forest management practices on private woodlots. Student learning will emphasize field-based concepts and applications rather than theories and policy. All weekly labs are outdoors, and students will need appropriate winter clothing and potentially snowshoes.  By the second lab, students need to provide a basic hardhat (construction type) and magnetic field compass with a rotating dial. The Thursday lab prior to spring break is mandatory.  

When Offered Spring (not offered every year).

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 22 students. Priority given to: juniors, seniors and graduate students.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Comments Field lab participation required; often involves strenuous walking in all weather conditions.

Outcomes
  • Be able to describe the inter-relationship of the various tools and concepts necessary to sustainably manage a private forest.
  • Be able to discuss forest management with others who do, and do not, have a background in forest management.
  • Anticipate how forest management interacts with the management of other natural resources.
  • Be able to articulate the utility (and limitations) of using forest management as a tool to achieve specific landowner objectives.
  • Be able to demonstrate skill with: orienteering, tree identification, silvics, woodlot inventory, and maple sap collection and processing.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16606NTRES 3250  LEC 001

  • 16607NTRES 3250  LAB 401

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    • Smallidge, P