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NATRS 183 - Tree and Shrub Identification

Credits: 4
Collect specimens and identify tree and shrub species found in Washington forests. Teaches the use of taxonomic keys and their ecological characteristics and growth habits.

Enrollment Requirement: Instructor permission.

Course Fee: $20.00

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

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify regionally important species by leaves, twigs, bark and fruit characteristics.
  2. Discuss how to use of taxonomic keys to identify and verify tree and shrub genera and species.
  3. Examine dendrology terminology comprehension and utilization.
  4. Identify plant morphology and apply knowledge through the correct identification of required plants.
  5. Identify scientific names and acronyms of selected species including native species of the Pacific Northwest.
  6. Apply their knowledge through sampling vegetation utilizing circular nested plots and canopy cover measure.

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

College-wide Outcomes
Critical Thinking, Responsibility, Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning, Written Communication

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