Courses

F 224  Wildland Fire Measurements  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Wildland fire control and use measurements: fuels, weather, topography, fire behavior, and fire ecology.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 230  Forestry Field Measurements  Credits: 2 (0-4-0)

Course Description: Develop field skills using maps, compasses, and aerial photos; photo interpretation; tree and stand measurements; stand volume and value estimates.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 310  Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Also Offered As: RS 310.
Course Description: Distribution of wildland plant communities and identification of important grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees common in North America.
Prerequisite: BZ 101 or BZ 104 or BZ 110 or BZ 120 or LIFE 102.
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration in F 312. Must register for lecture and laboratory. Credit not allowed for both F 310 and RS 310.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 311  Forest Ecology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Relationships of ecological concepts to the dynamics of forest ecosystems.
Prerequisite: LIFE 320 or LAND 220 or LIFE 220.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 312  Dendrology Lab  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Identification of characteristic trees common to North American forests.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration in F 310.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 321  Forest Biometry  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Measurement and estimation of timber in logs, trees, and stands. Sampling with varying probabilities.
Prerequisite: (NR 220 and F 230) and (STAT 201 or STAT 301) and (MATH 141 or MATH 155).
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

F 322  Economics of the Forest Environment  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Economic principles and techniques applied to forested environments.
Prerequisite: AREC 202 or ECON 202 or ECON 240 or AREC 240.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 324  Fire Effects and Adaptations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to fire ecology including fire history, ecosystem effects, and organism responses.
Prerequisite: LIFE 320 or LAND 220 or LIFE 220.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 325  Silviculture  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Principles of silviculture and their application to major forest types of United States.
Prerequisite: F 230 and F 311 and NR 220.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both F 325 and NR 326.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 326  Wildland Fire Behavior and Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Physical and managerial principles influencing fire, how fires shape our forests and approaches used to manage wildland fire.
Prerequisite: LAND 220 or LIFE 220 or LIFE 320.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

F 330  Timber Harvesting and the Environment  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Principles of timber harvesting and effects of logging on the environment.
Prerequisite: F 230 or F 321.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 331  Wood Products in Society  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Role of wood products in society; spectrum of wood products; some field trips.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 421  Forest Stand Management  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Course Description: Forest management plan preparation: forest condition and health assessment; evaluation of silvicultural treatments; implementation and monitoring.
Prerequisite: F 230 and F 321 and F 322 and F 325.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

F 422  Quantitative Methods in Forest Management  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Design and analysis of optimization and nonoptimization models in forest managerial operations.
Prerequisite: F 321 and F 322.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 425  Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior and Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced strategies, tools, and techniques for wildland fire management: prediction, prevention, suppression, and use for resource benefit.
Prerequisite: F 326 and NR 319.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 430  Forestry Field Practices  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Forestry field course, S212 saw certification, collect stand inventory data, develop and implant stand prescription, and harvest and process trees.
Prerequisite: F 330 and F 421.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

F 466  Urban and Community Forestry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: HORT 466.
Course Description: Policies and management of publicly and privately owned community forests in urbanized areas.
Prerequisite: F 310 or RS 310 or HORT 221.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both F 466 and HORT 466.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 487  Professional Forestry Internship  Credits: Var[3-12] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Professional-level field experience with forestry organization.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of department chair.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 510  Ecophysiology of Trees  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Environmental factors affecting physiology of woody plants; emphasis on water relations in trees and importance of water in physiological processes.
Prerequisite: BZ 440.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 520  Advanced Quantitative Methods in Forestry I  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Design and analysis of optimization models in forest management operations: linear, goal, and dynamic programming.
Prerequisite: F 322 and MATH 160.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 521  Advanced Quantitative Methods in Forestry II  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Analysis of forest inventory information; dynamic and stochastic models oriented to decision making and research in forestry.
Prerequisite: F 520.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 522  Advanced Forest Economics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of forestry issues: financial maturity, management intensity, federal policy, taxation, natural environments, and silviculture.
Prerequisite: ECON 306.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U within Student Option, Trad within Student Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 524  Forest Fire Meteorology and Behavior  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Effects of atmospheric processes on wild and prescribed fires; interrelationships of weather, fuels, and topography on forest and range fires.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 525  Silvicultural Practices  Credits: 4 (3-0-1)

Course Description: Comprehensive coverage of silvicultural practices as applied in US forestry.
Prerequisite: F 311.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 540  Fuels, Vegetation, and Fire Management  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Develop, test and display the impact of alternative fuels and vegetation treatments on vegetation development, fuels and fire behavior.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Admission to the Continuing Education in Fuels Management program through the Office of Conference Services.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 541  Data Analysis/Interpretation-Fire Managers  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Knowledge and skills for complex analyses of fire information.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Employment as a wildfire manager. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 542  Wildland Fire Economics and Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Managerial economics and management techniques applied to wildland fire situations.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Employment as wildland fire manager.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 544  Decision Methods for Fire Managers  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Application of decision methods, including optimization techniques, finance and decision trees to initial attack and fuels management problems.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 593  Seminar-Fire Science  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 624  Fire Ecology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fire in forest and range ecosystems; principles and techniques for evaluating fire effects on vegetation, soils, watersheds, and wildlife.
Prerequisite: ECOL 505 or F 310 or F 311 or LIFE 320 or NR 565 or NR 578 or RS 300 or RS 310 or RS 452.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 625  Ecology of Forest Production  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: ESS 625.
Course Description: Develops student expertise in understanding carbon and nutrient flows in forests.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must have completed one 300-level course in ECOL. Credit not allowed for both F 625 and ESS 625. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 693  Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 698  Research  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 721  Forest Policy  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Policies and institutions affecting management of forest lands in U.S.
Prerequisite: NR 567.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 798  Research  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

F 799  Dissertation  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.