Forestry is an instructional program designed to prepare students to enter occupations related to the field of forestry. The first year topics include Exploring the World of Forestry; Leadership/FFA Activities; Forest Safety; Tree Growth and Stand Development; Dendrology; Forest Surveying and Mapping; Legal Land Descriptions; Tree and Log Measurements; and Introduction to Timber Cruising. The second year instruction focuses on Identifying Forests and Forest Products; Employability Skills/FFA Activities; Forest Management Practices; Advanced Timber Cruising; Timber Marketing; Timber Harvesting; Reforestation; Forest Fire Management; and Forest Insects and Diseases. Graduates may become employed at the entry level or pursue careers in Forestry, Agriculture, Agribusiness, or Natural Resources Education in post-secondary or higher education.
Forestry I is designed to introduce the student to the forest industry and forestry careers in Mississippi. The course provides instruction on forest careers and leadership, forest safety, tree growth and development, dendrology, surveying and mapping, and tree and log measurements. Emphasis is placed on the scientific and technical principles of modern forest management. (2 Carnegie units).
Forestry II is a continuation of Forestry I with additional emphasis on forest management, timber cruising, marketing and harvesting methods, reforestation, fire management, and forest pests. Emphasis is placed on scientific and technical principles. (2 Carnegie units).
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