In this course, the student examines timber harvesting equipment operation, maintenance, and safety and learns the skills needed to administer a timber harvest. They assess land for implementation of a timber harvest management plan which includes proper skid trails; landings; access and erosion control; harvesting ethics; laws; and acceptable management practices. They also map and create a timber harvest plan based on forest inventory and land assessment.
School of Agriculture Plant and Animal Sciences
Agriculture and Animal Science (AGR)
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week