Introduction to Forestry & Natural Resources
Whether you are a treehugger or not, everyone loves the beauty and serenity of a healthy forest. Our precious woodland species not only supply us with aesthetic beauty but also play a valuable role in nature. Trees uphold a great deal of our wildlife’s ecosystem while providing us humans with needed lumber, paper products, and even food. But these forests cannot protect themselves and depend greatly on humans for conservation. In Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, you will learn more about this meaningful relationship and how environmental policy, land use, water resources, and wildlife management all factor into current forestry issues. After better understanding these variables and how they affect the majesty of our forests, you may just be hugging these gentle giants after all.
- Explore the importance of forests to the world we live in.
- Learn how professionals fight forest fires and why they sometimes use controlled fires to restore the forest.
- Investigate how trees are turned into wood products.
- Consider how forests are used and how they can best be conserved and managed for all uses.