Natural Resource Management

(Grades 11-12) Daily, m-f

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT This 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. 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 course, successful completion of a basic Algebra/Geometry course or equivalent. Qualifying students can earn 3 college credits in Intro to Environmental Science from CCV. (ENV 1010)

forestry-08Related 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.