Dec 09, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BASF 385 - Forest Protection and Disease Management

5 credits

Admission to the BAS-FRM program or instructor permission.

This course teaches students about the various biotic and abiotic disturbance agents that affect forest ecosystems. Students will identify important forest insects and diseases of North America, especially the Pacific Northwest, as well as their effects on forest ecology. Students will learn predisposing factors that increase susceptibility as well as propose effective management strategies to reduce impacts.

Theory Hours
3 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.

Course Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  • Correctly identify common insects and diseases that impact forest health and values in North America, with focus on the Pacific Northwest
  • Assess a forest for current and potential health issues from biotic and abiotic agents
  • Prepare a management plan to deal with forest health issues
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the importance and impact of various disturbance agents on forest ecosystems

BAS-FRM degree course.

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