Associate of Science in Applied Forest Management

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Student Learning Outcomes

UMFK forestry graduates will be able to:

  1. recognize locally-important woody species and understand their ecology, use, and potential markets;
  2. measure forest trees and products;
  3. extract qualitative and quantitative natural resource data from maps, aerial photographs, and digital data sources;
  4. perform boundary surveying, forest inventory, and mapping;
  5. recognize and describe the tenets of good forestry, implement timber marking, and assess the outcome of silvicultural practices;
  6. recognize and describe the tenets of good personnel management and implement those skills when supervising woods crews or wildland fire crews;
  7. recognize and describe the methods of forest regeneration and protection, including the basic principles of wildland fire, wildland firefighting, forest health and the ability to identify major health threats and forest pests
  8. recognize and describe the ecology, silviculture, and management of regional forest types;
  9. recognize the importance and inter-relatedness of all natural resources;
  10. recognize and describe the state laws, regulations, and standards relative to the practice of sound forestry and be capable of assessing compliance with those standards;
  11. recognize unsafe conditions in the workplace and know how to correct or to avoid those conditions;
  12. apply communication skills in both written and verbal forms;
  13. comprehend through listening, reading, and observation;
  14. apply mathematics to forestry and related disciplines;
  15. apply problem-solving skills;
  16. recognize and describe the possible outcomes arising from their decisions, as they relate to forestry or life in general; and
  17. be proficient in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and apply those and other technologies to the protection or management of natural resources.
  18. identify local and economically important wood specimens
  19. set up management blocks and map and conduct road layouts
  20. recognize and describe the basic tenants of forest operations
  21. develop a professional forest management plan