Holistic Forest Management
Monday, May 15, 2017 (All day) to Friday, May 26, 2017 (All day)
This team-taught, two-week intensive course provides an introduction to low-impact forest management techniques and forest farming approaches used to produce timber and non-timber forest products. Lectures, hands-on learning experiences, and meaningful work combine to build skills and knowledge required to bring a systems thinking approach to forest management. The course is designed to expand the concept of the farmstead to include forested areas. It will include sessions on forest ecology and management, silvopasture and forest farming, bird-friendly forest management and certification, extraction of timber products with draft animals, and green woodworking.