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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. 

Fall:  Conservation Equipment Operation in the morning and Wildlife Management in the afternoon.  Through a full-day experience, students will have the opportunity to learn soil science, how to test soil quality, operate heavy equipment, use surveying tools, and explore land use assessment in the morning.  In the afternoon, wildlife tracking, fisheries science, ecology, and mapping skills round out the semester.

Spring:  Introduction to Forest Science in the morning and Advanced Forest Science in the afternoon. Students will have access to learning experiences in forestry ecology, running a maple sugaring operation, harvesting timber, running a sawmill, tree felling, and arboriculture.  A full-day in this semester builds professional skills with interactive experience in the field.  These skills are further developed through rigorous academic studies in the classroom.

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GRADES 11-12  |  HALF OR FULL DAY  |  120 MINUTES OR 240 MINUTES DAILY

COURSE INFO

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