Timber Harvesting and Road Planning
(2.0 cr; =[FNRM 5431]; Prereq-3411 or Instructor consent; spring, every year)
Introduction to forest operations. Terminology, basic engineering, equipment and harvesting system options, productivity/costs. Relationship to forest management and silviculture. Road planning, forest management guidelines, approaches for mitigating potential impacts to soil/water resources. Environmental implications of method/equipment choices. Selling timber. Sale design, layout, and administration. One all-day field trip.