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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Natural Resources-Forestry, AAS

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111 Credits

This degree program prepares graduates to work in a variety of outdoor careers. The growing awareness of water quality, wetland protection, reforestation, and environmentally sensitive timber harvest requires the services of technicians with a broad knowledge base. People who are trained to measure and sample the forest, its wildlife, streams and wetlands will enhance their employment opportunities. Wildlife biologists and professional foresters need technicians to efficiently produce accurate data. Park managers need knowledgeable personnel to perform maintenance duties and interpret wildland ecology for the public. Wildland firefighters are needed with current certificates of knowledge and skills.

Many Natural Resources course are only offered one time each year. Correct course sequencing important!

Students should begin this program starting at a MATH 70  level or higher and ENGL& 101  completed.

Students can also earn an Natural Resources, AAS-T .

Program Coordinator: Jessyka Williams, jrwilliams@greenriver.edu

Program Website: Natural Resources | https://greenriver.edu/forestry

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of ecosystem management techniques to develop forest management objectives related to fire ecology and restoration, riparian and wildlife management including harvest and silvicultural prescriptions.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of biological, abiotic and cultural ecosystems as they apply to natural resource management in today’s society.
  3. Utilize the latest technology in forest navigation, mapping, planning and implementation of forest management practices.
  4. Demonstrate skills to accurately collect, analyze and present a variety of natural resources data collected using the latest field techniques for useful outputs.
  5. Demonstrate good verbal and written communications to disseminate information effectively to a variety of audiences.


Related Instruction Requirements

Satisfies related instruction requirements.

Written Communication
ENGL& 101

Oral Communication
CMST& 220


Human Relations


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