NATR 210: Timber Harvesting and Forest Road Management

Credits 4 Lecture hours per quarter 44
Quarter Offered

Introduction to timber harvesting, laws, policies, practices, contract preparation and administration, measurement, appraisal, logging systems, and forest road engineering. Learn how forestry operations and roads are an essential part of a well-managed forest. Class includes application of the Forest Practices Act and standards for timber harvesting. This class may include students from multiple sections.

  1. Identify timber harvesting systems and equipment.
  2. Locate and interpret timber harvesting and forest road policies, laws, and practices.
  3. Describe the Washington State Forest Practices Act (FPA) standards for timber harvesting, pre-commercial thinning, road construction, and safety.
  4. Demonstrate the use of forest tools to measure and calculate forest metrics, basal area, and relative density for use in timber appraisals.
  5. Identify and map proper road design and location for forest operations.