BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-260 - Forest Surveys - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-260 - Forest Surveys - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to prepare students to assist and eventually take the lead in timber cruising operations. Timber cruising procedures taught will be as described in the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Cruising Manual and include both interior and coastal procedures.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resources Technology Diploma - Year 2 Fall
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : ENRT 165,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • describe the characteristics of a sample;

  • describe accuracy, precision and bias as it relates to sampling;

  • calculate log volumes using various standard formulae;

  • identify commercial tree species using only bark and wood;

  • operate relevant tools used in variable plot sampling;

  • record required measured data accurately and completely ( MOFR timber cruising standards);

  • compile data from various sampling methods;

  • apply statistics relevant to sampling methods;

  • evaluate commercial value of tree species;

  • interpret forest cover maps;

  • draw a timber type map using field data and aerial photographs;

  • prepare a timber cruising plan;

  • collect field data for sampling plan development; and

  • utilize Excel for processing field survey data.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Cruising Manual. Current edition. Victoria, BC. Revenue Branch Publications.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 202418 Dec 2024
    F1:00PM - 3:00PM