Beginning this fall, the School of Natural Resources and Extension has started offering a new minor in forest management. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities has approved the minor, which is now included under the accreditation of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Students wishing to receive the forestry management minor must complete a minimum of 16 credits. Required classes include Natural Resources Measurement and Inventory, NRM F240; Silvics and Dendrology, NRM, F251; and Natural Resource Ecology, NRM F375, or Principles of Ecology, BIOL F371. They must also complete two of the following classes, Introduction to Watershed Management, NRM F370; Silviculture, NRM F440; Forestry Management, NRM F450; Forest Health and Protection, NRM F452; and Harvesting and Utilization of Forest Products, NRM F453.