Natural Resource Management

(Grades 11-12) Daily, m-f

forestry-08This program may be taken ½ day A.M. or P.M. or full day. Units of study include: Fall Semester, A.M.Conservation Equipment Operation including heavy equipment skills (backhoe, dozer, excavator, truck and trailer), land use assessment, surveying and soil science. Credits: .5 Math, 1 Elective. Industry Recognized Credential (IRC):  OSHA 10. Fall Semester, P.M. – Wildlife Management including wildlife tracking, fisheries science, wildlife ecology, GIS mapping skills. Credits: .5 Math, 1 Elective. IRC: First Aid & CPR.

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Spring Semester, A.M. – Introduction to Forest Science including tree identification, forest ecology, maple syrup production, timber harvesting. Credits: .5 Science, 1 Elective. IRC: Game of Logging 1 & 2. Spring Semester, P.M. – Advanced Forest Science including sawmill operation, forest management, advanced tree felling, arboriculture. Students will also learn about business management, contracts, record keeping and marketing. Credits:  .5 Science, 1 Elective. IRC: Game of Logging 3 & 4. Upon completion of two, full-day semesters, students earn 6 total credits including 1 embedded science credit, 1 embedded math credit, 4 elective credits. Prerequisites: 10 credits on transcript, successful completion of a Biology-based science class. Qualifying students can earn 3 college credits in Intro to Environmental Science from CCV. (ENV 1010)

Desirable Qualifications: Good attendance, good work attitude and habits, team player, an interest in learning more after graduation, enjoys working outdoors.

Our English course, Technical Communications, is offered to Natural Resources students. It meets for 40 minutes daily for the full year and students passing the course receive 1 credit.

Related careers: wildlife biologist; forester; heavy equipment operator; game warden; park ranger; maple sugar producer; tree farmer.

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Photo by Trent Campbell, Addison Independent,  www.addisonindependent.com

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Students prepare for the spring Game of Logging Competition sponsored by Northeast Woodland Training, a Vermont-based Game of Logging training organization.