Forest Resource Management

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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Forest Resources Management (BAS-FRM) degree prepares students to engage professionally as Foresters in public and private companies, Conservation Scientists, Wildland Fire Supervisors, Surveyors and other environmental activities. If you love nature and the outdoors Washington State is one of the main forester centers in our country and there are many roles you can take to make a better world right here in Grays Harbor.

Program Schedule

BAS-FRM accepts applicants year round for fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Classes run fall, winter and spring quarters during the day.

Program Prerequisites

Admission into the BAS-FRM program is merit based. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of enrollment spaces.

In order to be placed into the admissions pool, applicants must complete and submit the following:

  • All BAS-FRM application materials (available at www.ghc.edu/BAS)
  • Transcripts showing evidence of an earned Natural Resources associate degree, or an AAS in equivalent field, from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Prerequisites: Applicants must have a grade of 2.0 or higher in the following course prior to program start

Degree Required Courses: Degree required courses are not a pre-requisite to the program; they are a requirement for earning your bachelor’s degree. Some degree required courses may be prerequisites to upper division courses. Students are encouraged to complete these courses in their associate’s degree if possible. Courses must be completed with a grade of at least 2.0.

  • ENGL& 235 Technical Writing
  • Humanities (10 credits)
  • Quantitative Skill (5 credits)
    • Recommended: MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics
  • Natural Science w/ lab (5 credits)
    • Recommended: CHEM& 121 Intro. To Chemistry w/ lab or CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/ lab I
  • Natural Science (5 credits)
    • Recommended: BIOL& 211  Biological Science I: Majors Cellular or BIOL& 160 General Biology w/ lab
  • Social Science (5 credits)
  • 15 credits of General Education Coursework in Communications, Quantitative Skills, Humanities, Social Science, or Natural Science

Career Information

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Forest Resources Management (BAS-FRM) degree prepares students to engage professionally as Foresters in public and private companies, Conservation Scientists, Wildland Fire Supervisors, Surveyors and other environmental activities. If you love nature and the outdoors Washington State is one of the main forester centers in our country and there are many roles you can take to make a better world right here in Grays Harbor.

Program Documents

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of the BAS-FRM will be able to:

  • Successfully determine contemporary field skills applicable to a wide range of natural resource jobs in forestry.
  • Identify problems and utilize critical thinking to solve these problems on the ground.
  • Develop stable, robust, secure, and efficient field skills and practices that adhere to strict Federal and State legislation regarding natural resource harvest and use.
  • Communicate with project stakeholders, both with technical and non-technical backgrounds verbally and in written format.
  • Evaluate potential land use actions including timber harvest, forest roads, and public use.
  • Engage in professional development activities to stay updated with current technology and tools including GIS analysis.
  • Measure, record and statistically analyze field data.
  • Write technical reports that synthesize, analyze and interpret findings.
  • Execute related technical duties such as estimating work effort, and assessing technical risk.
  • Lead contract administration and overseeing personnel.
  • Develop land action plans such restoration and harvest plans through individual and team work.

Sampling and Assessment Track

  • Understand data integrity
  • Processing in a wide variety of sampling environments
  • Analyze and interpret data collected

Operations specialization learning outcomes

  • Evaluate harvest and transportation environment and determine most prudent harvesting method.
  • Create a harvest plan using contemporary ground based and skyline methods to meet economic and legal requirements.
  • Appraise transportation needs and related issues of forest operations.
  • Understand when to utilize engineers to outline construction requirements of the transportation system.
  • Compose and evaluate the economic justification of various forest operations.