Natural Resource Management

Be A Steward Of The Environment

Natural Resource Management is a combination of Conservation Equipment Operation, Wildlife Management, and Forest Science (Introductory and Advanced). Through this varied curriculum, students learn skills that will help them take on careers and post-secondary training to keep our forest ecosystems in balance. Field work includes excavation projects using heavy equipment, basic plane surveying and soil science, chainsaw operation, wildlife tracking, GIS mapping, electroshocking fish, tree harvesting, sawmill operation, and running a lucrative maple sugaring operation. Classwork ranges from developing estimates and plans, presenting proposals for potential jobs, working with local and state agencies to implement elements of wildlife management plans, building wood duck boxes, identifying waterfowl, tree identification and biology, and forestry science.
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Grades 11-12  |  Half or Full Day  |  120 minutes or 240 minutes daily

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Prerequisites

  • 10 credits on transcript
  • Completion of a high school-level science class
  • Recommended (but not required): Environmental Science

Credits

(based on two semesters)

  • 1 embedded science credit
  • 1 embedded math credit

College credit offered through the following institutions: Paul Smith’s College, Vermont Technical College, Community College of Vermont, and University of Maine – Fort Kent at no cost to the student!

Industry Recognized Credentials

  • Game of Logging I & II
  • GIS Operator
  • Cornell Bird Lab Waterfowl Identification
  • OSHA 10
  • First Aid

Professional Skill Building

  • Timber Harvest Techniques
  • Maple Syrup Production
  • Wildlife Management
  • Sawmill Operation
  • Forest Science
  • Surveying
  • GIS Mapping
  • Fisheries Science
  • Land Use Assessment
  • Business Management
  • Chainsaw Maintenance
  • Heavy Equipment Operation