Forestry and Natural Resources *

Forests and other natural resources play an important role in our world, from providing lumber and paper products to providing habitat for birds and animals. In the Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources course, you’ll learn more about forest ecology, management, and conservation. You’ll explore topics such as environmental policy, land use, water resources, and wildlife management. Finally, you’ll learn more about forestry related careers and important issues facing forestry professionals today.

Required Materials:

        ƒ A digital camera or camera phone 

        ƒ Approximately 1 cup of soil 

        ƒ A clear glass jar with a lid 

        ƒ Water to fill the jar 

        ƒ A ruler or tape measure 

        ƒ Marker or tape 

        ƒ Supplies for an experiment of the student’s choice 

        ƒ Samples of water from three different water sources 

        ƒ 3 clear glass containers with lid

Forestry covers the following concepts: 

  • What is Forestry including the studies of why forests matter, and the goals of forestry
  • All About Ecosystems including the studies of the wolves of Yellowstone, and taking care of forests
  • Measuring and Monitoring the Forests including the studies of tracking trees, watching the forests grow
  • Forest Management including the studies of fighting wildfires, and fire prevention
  • Working with Wood including the studies of the lumber industry today, and technology in the forest
  • Getting the Lay of the Land including the studies of maps and mapping, and navigation basics
  • Ethics, Ecology and Safety including the studies of government agencies role in monitoring forestry, and safety in the forest
  • Professional Skills including the studies of forestry careers, and prepping for the job

* This course requires you to prove your ability to adhere to the expectations of HHSO prior to being enrolled into it. Therefore, coach approval is required.