BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-250 - Silviculture - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-250 - Silviculture - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will apply the basic tree biology and forest ecology to the growing, harvesting and regeneration of trees. Students will apply their knowledge of soils and ecology to ecological classification, site preparation, stocking surveys and planting operations. Field exercises will include planting and regeneration inspections, site assessments and prescriptions and ecosystem mapping. This course will also include such topics as silviculture systems, tree seed collection and processing, direct seeding, nursery practices, intensive silviculture (spacing, pruning, fertilization, etc), tree improvement and ecological impact of forestry practices.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resources Technology Diploma - Year 2 Fall
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : ENRT 170,
    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 Per week
    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:
  • analyze forest soil texture, coarse fragment content, moisture, nutrient and parent material;

  • classify forest site to site series level;

  • apply statistics relevant to sampling methods;

  • define the relationship between high level planning objectives and stand level strategies;

  • describe silvicultural systems and forest regeneration methods;

  • identify forest floor formations;

  • collect, analyze and evaluate silvicultural survey data;

  • define and estimate site index;

  • collect silviculture prescription data;

  • analyze costs related to silviculture activity;

  • coordinate project with health, safety and environmental considerations;

  • assess status of vegetation succession, forest stand structure and dynamic and landscape feature;

  • recommend and evaluate stand tending prescriptions; and

  • describe stages of forest stand development and define growth and yield.
  • Text and Materials: Lloyd, D. et al. A Guide to Site Identification for Kamloops Forest Region. Current edition. Victoria, B.C. MOFR Research Branch.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 202418 Dec 2024
    M1:00PM - 3:00PM