Forestry (Wildland Resources)

Wildland Resources and Forestry describes the study of natural resources in a biological community. The program includes:

  • introduction to forestry,
  • forest ecology,
  • plant identification,
  • outdoor recreation,
  • wildland fire management,
  • wildlife management and ecology, and
  • geographic information systems.

Courses in Wildland Resources and Forestry provide extensive field experience for students. The program also awards a certificate of achievement in Wildland Resources and Forestry.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Goodman, Robert LS 129626-914-8770rgoodman@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Natural, Physical and Health Sciences
Dean
Dr. Eric Rabitoy
Administrative Secretary
Chris Pagano
Division Office
PS 114
Division Phone Number
626-914-8789

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Express knowledge of scientific terminology as it relates to the management of wildland and other renewable resources.
  • Collect and interpret data, tables, and graphs to demonstrate an understanding of the types of data available in the realm of wildland resources.
  • Generate scientific hypotheses to distinguish between scientific and non-scientific questions and methods that relate to wildland resources to meet the emerging mandates for conservation, biodiversity, ecosystem management, and long-term sustainability.
  • Examine how human activities have contributed to changes in the wildland environment to better understand and discuss past, current, and future issues related to wildland resources.
  • Select and use appropriate scientific apparatus.

FOR 101
Introduction to Forestry
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Covers the relationship of forests to our national and local life. The various forest sciences and the uses of the forest including timber, water, recreation, grazing, and wildlife. The forest organizations: federal, state, county and private.

FOR 102
Introduction to Forest Ecology
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

A lecture course examining the forest as a biological community, through which sustainability, biodiversity, ecosystem health and integrity, old growth, climate change, rainforest, and clear cutting are evaluated.

FOR 103
Plant Identification
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course examining the indentification of established native and non-native wildland plants of California. Other topics include photosynthesis, taxonomy, edibility, medicinal properties, plant communities and plant adaptations.

FOR 104
Introduction to Outdoor Recreation
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Covers the historic development of recreation and the role of the federal, state and local government in outdoor recreation. Other topics include economic impact, supply and demand, private enterprise, education, planning and management within the realm of recreation.

FOR 105
Wildland Fire Management
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

A course designed to provide the knowledge of the factors affecting fire behavior, fire control techniques and wildland fire prevention. Factors of topography, fuels and weather will be included.

FOR 106
Principles of Wildlife Managment and Ecology
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A lecture course examining wildlife management as a science, through which a brief history of wildlife management, ecosystems, population ecology, animal behavior, food and cover, wildlife diseases, predation, endangered species, economics of wildlife, and fisheries are discussed.

FOR 698A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
60 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to forestry at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

FOR 698B
Cooperative Education
2 Units (AA/AS)
120 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to forestry at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

FOR 698C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
180 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to forestry at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

FOR 698D
Cooperative Education
4 Units (AA/AS)
240 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to forestry at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

FOR 699A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
75 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to forestry at their place of paid employment or training sites.

FOR 699B
Cooperative Education
2 Units (AA/AS)
150 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to forestry at their place of paid employment or training sites.

FOR 699C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
225 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to forestry at their place of paid employment or training sites.

FOR 699D
Cooperative Education
4 Units (AA/AS)
300 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to forestry at their place of paid employment or training sites.

Certificate of Achievement