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Ecosystem Science & Management

Forest Resources Minor

Minor degree program in Forest Resources

The primary goal of the Forest Resources minor degree program is to develop a working knowledge of the processes that influence provision of the key products derived from forest lands. Courses taken in fulfillment of a major degree program will also be able to be applied to a minor degree program.

Required Core Forest Resource Courses (11 credits)

RNEW 2100 - Introduction to Forest Management (3 credits)
SOIL 4150 - Forest and Range Soils (3 credits)
BOT/RNEW 4775 - Forest Ecology (4 credits)
REWM 4540 - Problems: Forest Resources (1 credit)1

Wildland Water Resources (choose one)

REWM 3100 - Principles of Wildland Water Quality (3 credits)
REWM 4285 - Wildland Hydrology (3 credits)
REWM 4700 - Wildland Watershed Management (3 credits)

Wildland Recreation (choose one)

GEOG 2550 - Recreation and Natural Resources (3 credits)
REWM 4103 - Range and Ranch Recreation (3 credits)

Wildlife/Rangeland/Biodiversity Resource Management (choose one)

REWM 2000 - Principles of Rangeland Management (3 credits)
ZOO 2450 - Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management (3 credits)
RNEW 3000 - Tropical Ecology (3 credits)
GEOG 4470 - Fire Ecology (3 credits)

1 The required one credit of "Problems: Forest Resources" will serve as a cap-stone project that will establish the students ability to integrate multiple product considerations associated with forest management. This course will require the student to work with a professor with expertise in forest resource management to develop a professional paper regarding a multi-faceted forest resource topic of the student's choice. This paper will also be orally presented and discussed with a group of professors with interests in forest management.

If you are interested in pursuing a Forest Resources minor, please contact either:

Dr. Tom Thurow ( 307-766-2781, Agriculture Building, Room 1014

Dr. Dan Tinker ( 307-766-4967, Aven Nelson Building, Room 131

Dr. Steve Williams ( 307-766-2683 Agriculture Building, Room 2009


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