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Change Undergraduate Option
Forest Ecosystems

Status: Draft

Proposal

Proposal ID: 102181
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Effective Term: Summer 2018
Justification:
We are removing the restriction of only 24 credits from one department. This restriction is no longer needed.

We moved the Measurements requirement from the Natural Resources Core into each specialty option in order to insure that students take the most applicable courses for their chosen specialty.

Courses were removed, added or reorganized as needed to update the option.
Comments: None

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Julie Barlow Administrative Program Assist College of Forestry Adm

Contacts

Name Title Department/School
Terina Mc Lachlain Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad Forest Ecosyst & Society

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
William Braunworth Jr - Department Head / Horticulture
> Waiting for liaison to reply.
(Request sent Dec 7, 2017)
Contacted No
Katherine Kelly Donegan - Instructor / Horticulture
No issues with this proposal.
(Responded on Dec 7, 2017)
Responded No
Bruce Dugger - Associate Professor / Fisheries and Wildlife
no objections
(Responded on Dec 7, 2017)
Responded Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society
> Waiting for liaison to reply.
(Request sent Dec 7, 2017)
Contacted Yes
James Johnson - Assoc Dean-Outreach and Engag / College of Forestry Adm
Approved
(Responded on Dec 12, 2017)
Responded Yes
Nicole Kent - Mgr-Undergrad Curricula/Advis / College of Forestry Adm
No concerns.
(Responded on Dec 8, 2017)
Responded Yes
John Killefer - Department Head / Animal & Rnglnd Sciences
> Waiting for liaison to reply.
(Request sent Dec 7, 2017)
Contacted Yes
Eric Kirby - Assoc Dean-Academic Programs / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
No concerns
(Responded on Dec 7, 2017)
Responded No
Jeffrey Kollath - Senior Instructor I / Statistics (Science)
> Waiting for liaison to reply.
(Request sent Dec 7, 2017)
Contacted Yes
Ben Leshchinsky - Assistant Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
> Waiting for liaison to reply.
(Request sent Dec 7, 2017)
Contacted Yes
Virginia Lesser - Director-Survey Research Cntr / Statistics (Science)
ok
(Responded on Dec 15, 2017)
Responded Yes
Robert Mason - Administrator 2-Assoc Dpt Head / Integrative Biology
> Waiting for liaison to reply.
(Request sent Dec 7, 2017)
Contacted No
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Support
(Responded on Dec 7, 2017)
Responded Yes
J Brock Mc Leod - Advisor-Academic / Biology
> Waiting for liaison to reply.
(Request sent Dec 7, 2017)
Contacted No
Claire Montgomery - Department Head / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
ok
(Responded on Dec 7, 2017)
Responded No
Jay Noller - Department Head / Crop and Soil Science
No objections
(Responded on Dec 7, 2017)
Responded No
Carol Rivin - Associate Professor / Ag Botany / Plant Path
no issues
(Responded on Dec 7, 2017)
Responded Yes
Randall Rosenberger - Assoc Dean-Undergrad Studies / College of Forestry Adm
Support
(Responded on Dec 11, 2017)
Responded No
John Sessions - Distinguished Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt

(Responded on Dec 7, 2017)
Responded Yes
Lan Xue - Associate Professor / Statistics (Science)
> Waiting for liaison to reply.
(Request sent Dec 7, 2017)
Contacted Yes

Program Information

Program Title: Forest Ecosystems 
College/Department or College/School: College of Forestry / Forest Ecosystems and Society 

Program Type: Undergraduate Option 
Associated Major: Natural Resources - BS, CRED, HBS 
Original Program: Forest Ecosystems 
Description: Updated 

This option will assist students in understanding the nature of forest ecosystems and the processes by which they function. Course work includes an understanding of the multiple resources and values associated with forest ecosystems and some of the techniques involved in managing them.

This option will assist students in understanding the nature of forest ecosystems and the processes by which they function. Course work includes an understanding of the multiple resources and values associated with forest ecosystems and some of the techniques involved in managing them.

This option will assist students in understanding the nature of forest ecosystems and the processes by which they function. Course work includes an understanding of the multiple resources and values associated with forest ecosystems and some of the techniques involved in managing them.

Requirements: Updated 

Minimum of 40 credits with 20 upper division credits required.

MEASUREMENTS (choose one - 4-5 credits)

BI 375. Field Methods in Ecological Restoration (4)
BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
FOR 321. Forest Mensuration (5)

ECOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (23 credits)

FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FES/FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FOR/BOT 413. Forest Pathology (3)
FOR 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)

ECOLOGY BREADTH (Choose two - 6-8 credits)

BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
FE 434. Forest Watershed Management (4)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/NR/RNG 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)
NR 325. Scientific Methods for Analyzing Natural Resource Problems (3)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I-Grasslands (3)
RNG 352. Range Ecology II-Shrublands (3)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecohydrology and Management (4)
SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)
   or SOIL 388. Soil Systems and Plant Growth (4)
   or SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (choose two - 8 credits)

FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
FE 209. Forest Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (4)
FE 370. Harvesting Operations (4)
FES/HORT 447. Arboriculture (4)
GEOG 201. *Foundations of Geospacial Science and GIS (4)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
   or ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Total=41-44


Footnote:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)

Ecological Foundations (22 credits)

FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
FES/FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR/BOT 413. Forest Pathology (3)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)

Ecology Breadth Courses (Choose at least 9 credits)

BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 442. Plant Population Ecology (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/NR 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FOR 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
   or FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I-Grasslands (3)
RNG 352. Range Ecology II-Shrublands (3)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecology and Management (4)

Technical Electives (Choose at least 10 credits)

BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
FE 209. Forest Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (4)
FE 370. Harvesting Operations (4)
FOR 321. Forest Mensuration (5)
ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Total=41


Footnote:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)

Minimum of 40 credits with 20 upper division credits required.

MEASUREMENTS (choose one - 4-5 credits)

BI 375. Field Methods in

Ecological Foundations (22 Restoration (4)
BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
FOR 321. Forest Mensuration (5)

ECOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (23

credits)

FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FES/FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR/BOT 413. Forest Pathology (3)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)

Ecology Breadth Courses (Choose at least 9 credits)

BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 442. Plant Population Ecology (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/NR 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FOR 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
   or FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)

ECOLOGY BREADTH (Choose two - 6-8 credits)

BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
FE 434. Forest Watershed Management (4)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES/NR/RNG 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)
NR 325. Scientific Methods for Analyzing Natural Resource Problems (3)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I-Grasslands (3)
RNG 352. Range Ecology II-Shrublands (3)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecology and Management (4)

Technical Electives (Choose at least 10 Ecohydrology and Management (4)
SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)
   or SOIL 388. Soil Systems and Plant Growth (4)
   or SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4) TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (choose two - 8
credits)

BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
FE 209. Forest Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (4)
FE 370. Harvesting Operations (4)
FOR 321. Forest Mensuration (5)
FES/HORT 447. Arboriculture (4)
GEOG 201. *Foundations of Geospacial Science and GIS (4)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
   or
ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Total=41

Total=41-44


Footnote:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)

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