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Multi-session high school forestry curriulum.

Section One - Tree Basics
Section Two - The Environment
Section Three - Wood Products
Section Four - Forest Recreation
Section Five - The Balancing Act
Fast Fun Forest Facts

Multi-unit Forestry Curriculum
Website content in PDF files

YouTube Video Series
(Website Support)

Link to a
wood energy curriculum   



Welcome Page 
Internet Links  
FAQ page

Section One - Tree Basics   

What is a Forest?
Michigan Forest Descriptors
     Timber Volume
     Number of Trees
     Size Class Distribution of Trees
     Stand Composition
     Tree Age & Stand Age Classes
     Forest Growth, Harvest, and Mortality
  Michigan’s Forest Relative to Places
     U.S. Forestry Trends
A Tree Identification Primer 
     ID Characteristics    
     State Species List
     How to Use Dichotomous Keys
     Tree ID Websites  
     Tree ID Glossary
Michigan Forest History
     Five Eras of Forest History
Land Survey
     Metes & Bounds  
     U.S. Public Land Survey 
     Legal Descriptions  
     How the Survey Works 
     Land Survey Measurement Units   
Map & Compass
     Going From Point "A" to Point "B"  
     Measuring An Area in the Landscape  
     Determining Your Pace  
     A Note About Compasses 
     True vs. Magnetic North 

Section Two - Forest Environment  

Tree Physiology 
     The Necessities of Life   
     Tree Parts   
     Photosynthesis and Respiration 
     Tree Growth  
     Fall Color Change  
     Environmental Factors  
     Tree Regeneration Strategies
     Winter Adaptations of Trees
The Ever-changing Forest  
     Succession & Forest Disturbance 
Forest Ecology 
     Composition - diversity, abundance, associations,
     populations, communities, ecosystems

     Structure - vertical & horizontal arrangement,
     stand density, edge effects, islands & fragmentation,
     snags, micro-environments, appearance

     Function - energy trophics, nutrient cycling,
     weathering, hydrologic cycle, temperature, humidity,
     succession, disturbance

Section Two - Forest Environment (continued)

Wildlife Ecology
     What is Wildlife?
     Habitat - site, space, food, water, shelter, variability
     Population Dynamics  - age, lifespan, sex ratio,
     natality, mortality, interspecific & intraspecific
     dynamics, territory, migration, carrying capacity

     Cycles  - S-curve, annual, short, long, irregular, irruptive 
     Winter Adaptation of Animals
Forest Health 
     Insects & Diseases
     Exotic Species 
Hydrologic Cycle 
     Hydrologic Cycle 
     Great Lakes
Nutrient Cycling and Soils 
     Nutrient Cycles
     Soil Types, Particle Sizes, Textures
     Lowdermilk Essay 

Section Three - Wood Products  

Getting Wood to Market
Timber Sale Contracts   
Michigan Wood-Using Mills 
Michigan Wood Products
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, RENEW!
Michigan Forest Industry Economics
Types of Raw Wood Forest Products 
Federal Income Tax Implications

Section Four - Forest Recreation

Recreation by Forest Ownership 
Recreation Activities 

Section Five - Balance

Biology, Economics, and Sociology   
A Forestry Primer   
     What is Forestry?
     What Are Some Examples of Forestry
     Careers In Forestry   

Forest Management Systems  
     Tree Planting 
Multiple Use
Case Studies from the CD-ROM   
     Western Upper Peninsula 
     Eastern Upper Peninsula
     Northern Lower Peninsula  
     Southern Lower Peninsula
Use of Wood
     Wood is Good!
     Essay by Dr. Jim Bowyer   
     Essay by Dr. Patrick Moore   
     Essay by Don Smith
     Where Does Our Wood Come From?
     How Much Wood Do We Harvest in Michigan?
Forest Management Guidelines for Michigan  


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