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A forest is an area of land dominated by trees. It does not include land that is predominantly under agricultural or urban land use. Forests are the dominant terrestrial ecosystem of Earth, and are distributed around the globe. The largest part of the forest 45 percent is found in the tropical domain, followed by the boreal, temperate and subtropical domains. Net primary production is estimated at Forests at different latitudes and elevations, and with different precipitation and evapotranspiration  form distinctly different biomes : boreal forests around the North Pole, tropical moist forests and tropical dry forests around the Equator , and temperate forests at the middle latitudes. Higher elevation areas tend to support forests similar to those at higher latitudes, and amount of precipitation also affects forest composition.
The Forestry Management Associate of Science AS degree provides students with an introduction to the technical and scientific knowledge related to the field of forestry and forest management. There is a signed articulation agreement with the Forestry Department at Oregon State University that allows students who complete this AS degree and two additional courses to enter OSU as a junior in the forestry program. The management option focuses on the biological, ecological and economic characteristics of forests and society. Students gain knowledge and experience in active forest management, including monitoring the health of forests and natural resources, maintaining species inventory, timber cruising, planning and executing harvesting operations, focusing on conservation and sustainability of natural resources such as wildlife, and protecting the forest from harmful weeds, insects, disease, erosion and fire. Other transfer options may be available, consult your advisor for details. The forestry field is projected to have many career opportunities coming up in the next decade as many forestry and natural resources professionals retire in the next few years. All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.
It combines 1 Production of multiple outputs with protection of the resource base; 2 Places emphasis on the use of multiple indigenous trees and shrubs; 3 Particularly suitable for low-input conditions and fragile environments; 4 It involves the interplay of socio-cultural values more than in most other land-use systems; and 5 It is structurally and functionally more complex than monoculture. In an agroforestry system there are both ecological and economical interactions between the various components. This definition implies that the production of forest goods for the needs of the local people is Social forestry. Thus, social forestry aims at growing forests of the choice of the local population. Shah stated that Conceptually Social forestry deals with poor people to produce goods such as fuel, fodder etc. Farm forestry was defined by NCA as the practice of forestry in all its aspects in and the around the farms or village lands integrated with other farm operations. It includes the following.
Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources presents a broad overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest health, economics, policy, utilization, and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest products and harvesting, recreation, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and ethics. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples mainly graphical and questions for students to ponder. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources encompasses economic, ecological, and social aspects providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses.
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Forest resources management is an integration of forest ecology and biology, forest measurements, forest policy and administration, and courses to predict and evaluate the effects of manipulation. Timber, water, soils, recreation, wildlife, and a broad array of environmental values and services, such as biodiversity and healthy forest systems, are important results of effective management. This major prepares students to be well-rounded generalists who can practice forestry and succeed as professionals in a variety of allied natural resources management fields. The educational program in forest resources management, leading to the professional bachelor of science degree in forest management, is accredited by the Society of American Foresters SAF. Educational Objectives Understand forest ecosystems Identify the major species, both flora and fauna, in a given area.
Natural resources are those that the planet offers without the need for human intervention. They are essential our survival, but if they are consumed at a faster rate than their natural regeneration, as is currently the case, they can be exhausted. Then, we review the consequences and possible solutions to this problem. Human beings are depleting the planet's natural resources. There are two types of natural resources: renewable and non-renewable.
Learning about the role of natural resources allows for the development of more sustainable methods to manage resources and make sure that they are maintained for future generations. The goal of natural resource economics is to develop an efficient economy that is sustainable in the long-run. Importance of the Environment : This diagram illustrates how society and the economy are subsets of the environment. It is not possible for societal and economic systems to exist independently from the environment. For this reason, natural resource economics focuses on understanding the role of natural resources in the economy in order to develop a sufficient and sustainable economy that protects natural resources.
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Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, Second Edition, presents a broad, completely updated overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest management, economics, policy, utilization and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest regions of the world, landowners, forest products, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and forest disturbances and health. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples and questions for students to ponder. There is also a section dedicated to forestry careers. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, this book encompasses the economic, ecological and social aspects, thus providing a uniquely balanced text.
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