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2022-2023 Catalog 
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NATRS 402 - Advanced Harvest Systems: Ground Based

Credits: 5
Focuses on more in-depth understanding of various harvest systems for the applied forester or land manager. Topics include mechanical operations for ground based systems, rigging requirements, payload analysis, harvest unit planning and layout. Specialized areas include helicopter logging, Riparian Management Zone (RMZ) rules, Wetland Management Zones (WMZ) rules, Channel Migration Zone (CMZ) rules and unstable slopes.

Enrollment Requirement: NATRS 182  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in NATRS 401  and 403 ; and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $150.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and identify current ground based harvest operations available in the Forest Industry.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and identify safety rules involving Labor and Industries (L&I).
  3. Identify types of rigging and equipment used in ground based harvest operations.
  4. Demonstrated skills in harvest unit planning, design and layout objectives used in ground based operations.
  5. Demonstrate the knowledge of and identify commercial thinning operations and fire salvage operations.
  6. Identify Riparian Migration Zones (RMZ), Wetland Migration Zones (WMZ) and Channel Migration Zone (CMZ) protection rules in regards to harvest operations.
  7. Identify and delineate unstable slopes and the rules that apply.

Program Outcomes
  1. Attain a job in the Natural Resources field.
  2. Manage Forestland and Resources to attain positive outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications between industry partners and cooperators.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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