Goals and Objectives
The overall goal of the Summer Field Program is to provide an introduction to the scientific and professional dimensions of forest and wildland resource management. Students participating in the program learn about ecology, forest, range and wildlife management, measurements, forest operations and products. At the end of the eight-week program, students will have broad, working knowledge of concepts and techniques used by wildland resource managers. The experience of studying these topics in a field setting inevitably enriches students’ subsequent on-campus academic studies.
Specific objectives of the Summer Field Program include:
- Provide experience with both the ecological and social aspects of wildland environments
- Introduce students to professional practice in the various resource management fields
- Introduce basic subject matter in ecology, measurement and inventory systems, and resource management
- Teach field skills
- Develop close student and student-faculty relationships