SRJC Course Outlines

9/28/2020 7:54:02 PMNRM 70 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 70Title:  FOREST MGMT AND ASSESS  
Full Title:  Forest Management and Assessment
Last Reviewed:9/24/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FOR 70

Catalog Description:
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Applied forestry as related to forest stand improvement, harvest methods, fire control, disease, damage, insects, manufacturing and management of forested lands. Quantity, and quality, and other forest resources, including water, range, wildlife, and outdoor recreation, carbon storage and fuel loading. Field trips are mandatory.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Applied forestry as related to forest stand improvement, harvest methods, fire control, disease, damage, insects, manufacturing and management of forested lands. Quantity, and quality, and other forest resources, including water, range, wildlife, and outdoor recreation, carbon storage and fuel loading. Field trips are mandatory.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Evaluate and apply procedures in timber stand thinning and harvesting.
2.  Evaluate other forest attributes on the site including water, range, recreational use, wildlife
    carbon storage and wildfire risk.
3.  Evaluate diseases and insect damage and how to control them.
4.  Apply forest measurement skills.
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the objectives and goals of a forest inventory project.
2. Analyze data on the growth and yield of forest products over time.
3. Apply procedures in timber stand thinning.
4. Apply harvesting planning and how it relates to forestry using appropriate measuring tools.

Topics and Scope
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I. Disease, Damage and Insects
    A. Causes, costs, general solutions
    B. Disease identification
    C. Types of damage
II. Timber Stand Improvement
    A. Stand survey
    B. Stand selection
    C. Stand removal
III. Harvesting
    A. Planning, requirements for harvesting
    B. Effects of harvesting upon recreation and silviculture
IV. Other Forest Measurements
    A. Wood products
    B. By-products
    C. Water
    D. Range
    E. Wildlife
    F. Recreation
    G. Soils
    H. Fisheries
    I. Fuel loading
    J. Carbon storage
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Reading assignments that will average 10 - 15 pages per week
2. Two timber inventory reports totaling ten pages
3. Quizzes (6); midterm and final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Laboratory exercises: field trips emphasizing the collection, examination, and evaluation of
    field data
2. Prepare simple and accurate maps from field data

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Timber inventory reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework problems, field work, field notebook; lab exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Lab exercises, field trips, prepare maps from field data
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, midterm and final exam: completion, short essay questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Forest Mensuration. 5th ed. Husch, Bertram, et al. Wiley Blackwell. 2017
Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources. 8th ed. Sharpe, Grant, et al. Waveland Press Inc. 2012 (classic)
A Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods: How to Maintain a Small Acreage for Long-Term Health, Biodiversity, and High-Quality Timber Production. 1st ed. Hansen, Sverson, et al. Storey Publishing, LLC. 2011. (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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