ENV 688b () / 2020-2021

Forested Management and Landscape Planning

Credits: 3

Spring 2021: Time and location TBA

The format of the first half of this course is a one-hour lecture each week reinforced by an experiential three-hour lab period. Course concepts will be introduced in lecture on Tuesdays and these topics will be explored further on Thursdays through applied lab projects. The second half of this course will be seminar style with guest speakers on Tuesdays and Thursdays with additional time on Thursdays for one on one assistance with semester projects. Students will be required to work in groups of 2-3 people to complete a final project related to landscape scale forest planning and management in the broadest sense. Options for the final project geographic location and management objectives will be variable to allow for students to dovetail their project with their own educational and professional aspirations. Examples will be taken from public land management issues from the West, industrial timberland planning from the East, conservation planning and sustainable community development from the tropics, and cityscape planning of parks, woodlands and street trees.