Forestry

Why a Degree in Forestry?

This program will help you develop written and oral communication skills, understand the biophysical environment, and learn the quantitative and qualitative analysis you need to apply science-based methods to natural resource questions. The Program includes options in either Forest Operations or Forest Resources and focuses on both in-class and field-based learning.

Forest Resources Management Option

Coursework for this option are focused in four broad content areas of biophysical sciences, management applications, policy and social sciences, and measurement and analysis. This option is designed to allow you either to specialize in a particular sub-field of forestry or to broaden your knowledge base.

Forest Operations Option

This option gives you the basic forestry and technical skills needed to develop and implement forest management plans. These skills include location, design, and management of low-volume forest road systems; physical and economic evaluation of alternative harvesting systems; applications of forest operations to address a wide variety of management objectives; and methods to minimize impacts of roads and operations on soil, water, scenic, social, and wildlife values.

Sample Occupations

  • Silviculturalist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Logging Contractor
  • Natural Resource Policy Analyst
  • Forest Management
  • Timber Sales Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Timber Cruiser
  • Forestry Extension

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