By studying Forestry, you’re joining an accredited program where graduates are eligible to become registered professional foresters. You are gaining the essential skills to make real change in our forests. You learn about a broad spectrum of topics in natural sciences, natural resource management, and technological fields to focus on the sustainable management of forests.
You’ll develop essential skills to evaluate the importance of ecological, environmental, and economic functions of the forest ecosystem and how sustainable forest management contributes to mitigating the effects of climate change.
These skills may include:
- Planning and evaluating forest management approaches, silvicultural systems, and stand dynamics through experiential learning
- Connecting forest plant biology knowledge to the structure, diversity, and development of trees and other plants
- Understanding of basic principles of geomatics, surveying, and forest access management
- Applying methods of forest measurements and biometrics to existing problems in the forest ecosystem
- Technical skills in statistical concepts and specialized software such as GIS
- Developing innovative approaches to forest management for First Nations, communities, and industry
- Developing, implementing, and analyzing sustainable forest policy, as well as forest management designs to identify and integrate economic, social, and environmental objectives
- Assessing forest health and usage through understanding biotic and abiotic disturbances and their ecological effects.
- Familiarity with basic and innovative tree measurement techniques, such as remote sensing
- Using multidisciplinary approaches to forestry and land usage to evaluate the production, distribution, and consumption of forest resource goods and services
- Practical problem solving of economic issues related to forestry and conservation, including investment analysis, capital budgeting, non-timber economics, ecosystem services, and forest certification