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BASF 432 - Advanced Harvest Systems: Ground Based

5 credits

Admission to the BAS-FRM program or instructor permission.

This class will focus on a more in-depth understanding for the applied forester or land manager of harvest systems associated with ground based operations. Topics will include: conventional and mechanized operations for ground based systems, safety rules, harvest unit planning and unit layout. Specialized areas will include recognition of sensitive sites, Riparian Management Zone (RMZ) rules, Wetland Management Zones (WMZ) rules, and Channel Migration Zone (CMZ) rules. Labs will consist of timber sale preparation techniques, software utilization for harvest system analysis and onsite visits to active timber sales.

Course Outcomes
  • Distinguish differences in conventional and mechanical systems, operational specifications and harvester types
  • Identify sites and locations for appropriate ground based systems to meet both environmental and economic requirements
  • Participate in harvest unit design
  • Judge the effectiveness of safety procedures and identify unsafe logging practices
  • Examine and apply specific forest practice rules related to ground based operations focusing on RMZ, CMZ and WMZ
  • Survey and identify site characteristics that meet the definition of sensitive sites for logging practices
  • Compute and analyze ground based operations utilizing appropriate software programs
  • Prepare proper paperwork to meet the permit requirements for the appropriate regulatory agencies

BAS-FRM degree course.

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