BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-255 - Timber Development I - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-255 - Timber Development I - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to design timber harvesting plans. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to recommend timber harvesting systems for both the coast and interior of British Columbia. Other concepts covered in this course as they relate to timber harvesting will be First Nations values, visual quality objects, sustainable harvest schedules, non timber forest products, soil stability, operational cost analysis and safe work 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 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 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:
  • design timber harvesting plans both on paper and in the field;

  • describe types of timber harvesting systems for both coastal and interior British Columbia;

  • identify protection measures for drainage, wildlife habitat and other non timber forest products;

  • incorporate visual quality objectives into timber development plans;

  • identify timber harvesting activities that meet First Nations planning objectives and strategies;

  • survey and plot deflection lines for cable yarding systems;

  • identify timber harvesting systems that minimize soil degradation;

  • acquire travel information such as restriction, regulation, condition and closures for specific travel routes;

  • apply safe work practices, including Occupational Health and Safety Regulations;

  • utilize Critical Path Method to plan, schedule and control project activity;

  • describe Ministry of Forest and Range planning processes; and

  • analyze timber harvesting costs.
  • Text and Materials: MacDonald, A.J. Harvesting Systems and Equipment in British Columbia. Current edition. Victoria, B.C. B.C. Ministry of Forests Forest Practices Branch Production Resources
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM04 Sep 202418 Dec 2024
    M4:30PM - 6:30PM