Natural Resources Program Outcomes

After successfully completing the core Natural Resource requirements, students will:

  • Demonstrate field identification of regionally important plant species and their communities.
  • Interpret how ecological relationships influence plant succession and biodiversity in forested ecosystems.
  • Recognize silvicultural treatments used in the growing and culturing of trees.
  • Explain how forest management practices are applied to forestland ownership within the context of multiple resource uses.
  • Identify and solve problems in natural resources through the application of mensuration and/or remote sensing techniques while utilizing appropriate equipment.
  • Differentiate harvest systems in relation to site and stand characteristics.
  • Recognize and resolve potentially hazardous situations in the forested environment and related operations.
  • Demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviors.