Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Sci 346U Old Growth Forest Ecology and Management II

Explores the ecological characteristics of old growth forests, including the outstanding biodiversity that exists at multiple levels, as well as the management paradigms that have impacted these systems in the Pacific Northwest (U.S. and Canada), including ethical, social, economic, and political aspects of forest management. Sci 345 includes laboratory and local fieldwork plus projects involving: analysis of environmental impact statement alternatives, evaluation of management issues, and advisory statements for governmental activities. Sci 346 involves more extensive fieldwork, data analysis, and presentations. This is the second course in a sequence of two: Sci 345 and Sci 346. Recommended prerequisite: Natural Science Inquiry.


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