RFW262 Ecosystem-Based Management
RFW 262: The course Ecosystem-Based Management provides learning opportunities for students in ecosystem-based management. In the course the student will continue to learn about ecosystem structure and function at the stand and landscape scale, forest ecosystem health including identification and biology of prominent forest insects and diseases, invasive species, wetland and riparian conservation and management, and ecosystem restoration activities. The course will place an emphasis on observation using standard data collection and analysis. These will be used to prepare prescriptions that implement an ecological approach to land management. The student will gain employable skills related to forest health identification, ecosystem interpretation, ecosystem restoration, and adaptive management.
Successful completion of all first year courses.