May 22, 2024  
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Forestry: Ecosystem Restoration and Management Option, BS

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This major is administered by the Forestry  Discipline.

NOTE: Enrollment cap is in effect for this option. Consult the forestry coordinator for advising information and application criteria.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the Forestry: Ecosystem Restoration and Management Option, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge of forest ecology and biology by:
  1. identifying tree species and associated basic silvics of Lake States tree species, and
  2. applying basic principles of forest ecology
  1. Complete forest measurement activities common to professional foresters by:
  1. interpreting maps and legal descriptions, and
  2. identifying data collection methods and analyses appropriate to specific situations
  1. Develop sound forest management strategies by:
  1. proposing silviculturally sound techniques to manage forests, and
  2. using principles of forest finance and financial calculations within the forest decision-making context  
  1. Complete and present a forestry capstone project by: 
  1. preparing and presenting (written and orally) a sound, option-specific management plan that demonstrates a broad understanding of restoration of terrestrial and aquatic systems and land management decision-making based on ecologic, social and economic factors; and 
  2. demonstrating the ability to write and speak in a professional, technically competent manner
  1. Develop confidence in the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform as a professional in your chosen option within the Forestry Program  

Consists of a minimum of 103 credits.

Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.

Forestry Core, 58-59 credits

Forestry Internship or Employment

One summer of adviser-approved forestry internship or employment.

Forest Ecosystem Restoration and Management option, 45-49 credits

Physical Science Credits, 7-10 credits

Select at least one course from the following:

Select at least 3 credits from the following:

Choose one of the following tracks (Fire Science or Ecosystem Ecology):

Other Requirements

Complete 2 or more of the following:

S-131 Firefighter Type 1
S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use
S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws
S-219 Firing Operations

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