Learn skills to make responsible forest management plans that balance ecology, biodiversity, cultural and timber values.
Ecological forest management protects ecosystems and biodiversity, supports economic growth, and keeps forests healthy and sustainable. You gain specialized knowledge of Wabanaki-Acadian forest ecology, biodiversity and appropriate forest treatments for ecological forestry practices. Good forest stewardship includes wildlife monitoring, watershed health testing, communicating with landowners and partners, participating in public discourse and assessing the climate and biodiversity implications of specific forest treatments.
You explore new technologies and apply learning across three land use zones: conservation, selective harvest and high production forests. You develop skills to build a more inclusive understanding of forest values, including an understanding of the Mi’kmaq concepts of Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing) and Netukulimk, which includes taking what we need to sustain ourselves today while also being mindful of future generations.
The Ecological Forest Management Technology advanced diploma program teaches you to:
This program is offered in-person with extensive field work.
Portfolio development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.
Tuition amounts are for the 2023-24 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
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