Timber Harvesting and Road Planning

Course ID: 
FNRM 3431 /5431

(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.

Syllabus (.pdf)