Event Title

Warner College of Natural Resources Offers Hands-on Management Experience to Students Through Forestry Field Practices Course

Location

Natural Resources Meeting Room

Event Website

http://uenr.warnercnr.colostate.edu

Start Date

23-3-2012 11:30 AM

End Date

23-3-2012 12:20 PM

Description

Colorado State Forest Service instructs the Forestry Field Practices (F430) course at Colorado State University. Through this course students are trained in chainsaw safety and provided the opportunity to create and implement a management plan over the course of a semester. First, students are given a tour of the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch and an overview of the management objectives. The students then begin work on a 1 acre forested unit. They inventory the trees and mark the “leave” trees based on management objectives. Next, the students write a management plan. Once their management plan is approved, students are allowed to cut and remove selected trees, dispose of slash material and create products from the wood. Lastly, they compile a final report to explain and evaluate their work. As part of the course, Colorado State Forest Service personnel teach the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certifications in S-130 – Firefighter Training, S-190 – Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and S-212 –Wildland Fire Chain Saws. CSFS partners including representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management train and evaluate all students on proper tree-falling techniques. This year a CPR and First Aid component will be added to the class. Many past F430 students return to assist with course instruction. This course is key in helping students land great internships and jobs in forestry and fire management.

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Citation: Dahl, JM, Mackes, K. 2012. Warner College of Natural Resources Offers Hands-on Management Experience to Students Through Forestry Field Practices Course. UENR 9th Biennial Conference http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Sessions/23/

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Warner College of Natural Resources Offers Hands-on Management Experience to Students Through Forestry Field Practices Course

Natural Resources Meeting Room

Colorado State Forest Service instructs the Forestry Field Practices (F430) course at Colorado State University. Through this course students are trained in chainsaw safety and provided the opportunity to create and implement a management plan over the course of a semester. First, students are given a tour of the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch and an overview of the management objectives. The students then begin work on a 1 acre forested unit. They inventory the trees and mark the “leave” trees based on management objectives. Next, the students write a management plan. Once their management plan is approved, students are allowed to cut and remove selected trees, dispose of slash material and create products from the wood. Lastly, they compile a final report to explain and evaluate their work. As part of the course, Colorado State Forest Service personnel teach the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certifications in S-130 – Firefighter Training, S-190 – Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and S-212 –Wildland Fire Chain Saws. CSFS partners including representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management train and evaluate all students on proper tree-falling techniques. This year a CPR and First Aid component will be added to the class. Many past F430 students return to assist with course instruction. This course is key in helping students land great internships and jobs in forestry and fire management.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Sessions/23