F&ES 670b / 2014-2015

Southern Forest and Forestry Field Trip

Credits: 1

Spring 2015: Time and location TBA
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This course augments our forestry curriculum by providing a forum for viewing and discussing forestry and forest management with practitioners. The trip provides forestry and other interested students with an opportunity to experience the diversity of forested ecosystems and ownership objectives ranging from intensively managed pine plantations to restoration and protection of endangered habitats. Students discuss forest management issues—including forest health, fragmentation, policy, law, and business perspectives—with landowners and managers from large industries, nonindustrial private landowners, TIMOs, federal and state land managers, NGOs, and forestry consultants. We also tour sawmills, paper mills, and other kinds of forest products processing facilities, active logging operations, 50 School of Forestry & Environmental Studies 2012–2013 and, weather permitting, participate on prescribed fires. Not least, we experience the unique cultures, food, and hospitality of the southeastern United States. The course can be taken for 1 credit by any student at F&ES or combined with the 2-credit Forest Operations course for 3 credits.

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