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NR 260 - Forest Mensuration

5 credits

ENGL 095  or placement in ENGL& 101 MATH 098  or higher, or instructor permission.

This course covers a variety of measurement requirements in the field of forestry including: measuring equipment, log scaling practices, forest product measurement, sampling statistics, timber cruising and inventory techniques, log rule and volume tables, log and tree grading, growth measurement, computer applications, land surveying techniques, deed and title searches and land descriptions. Labs will emphasize the use of field equipment and techniques necessary to measure forest resources such as: hand held instruments, pacing and chaining, map reading, and field data recorders. Some of the labs will be done at the school forest and may involve day long labs.

Theory Hours
3 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
4 guided practice hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Apply proper tree measurement techniques to compute volumes
  • Explain log scaling, grading and tree defecting rules
  • Describe methods of cubic volume, cord measure and weight scaling
  • Measure resources using geometric and statistical equations
  • Execute inventory methods to meet acceptable statistical reliability based on the desired objectives
  • Select the best sampling methods for stand characteristics.Calculate growth of trees and forests through sampling techniques

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