Natural Resources Program


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   Natural Resources Program

"This is a first class experience and education opportunity to launch into your forestry career!" ~ Steve Henson, CA Operations Manager, Roseburg Forest Products, Program Advisor

The Natural Resources program provides students with education and hands-on training to equip them with the skills needed for a job and/or career in environmental resources management.


Jobs and Careers

Is natural Resources for me?

"Entry level jobs can be challenging. This program helps provide needed technical and communication skills." ~ Ric Costales, Siskiyou County Natural Resource Policy Specialist, Program Advisor

Do you want to work outdoors in forestry, natural resources and wildlife management?

Job Skills

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of Natural Resource Management.
  2. Learn use of topographic maps, survey instruments, compass, aerial photos, GIS and GPS.
  3. Collect data for wildlife and stream surveys, timber inventories, ecosystem analysis, and other resource inventories.
  4. Identify tree species and associated understory for western, coniferous forests.
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Natural Resources Brochure

Program Requirements

General Description
The Natural Resources course of study is designed for the individual who enjoys a broad understanding of the science and technical skills needed to manage the natural resources of the forested environment.  A Natural Resource Technician is trained to work and navigate year-round, while collecting natural resource information for management and/or research purposes. This program also prepares students to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Baccalaureate degree. 

Associate of Science Degree
Natural Resources 36.5 units plus General Education

ERRT 1010 - Introduction to Environmental Resources
3
ERRT 1011 - Forest Ecology
3
ERRT 1012 - Introduction to Field Studies
.5
ERRT 1020 - Dendrology
3
ERRT 1521 - Intermediate Field Studies
.5
ERRT 1522 - Introduction to surveying
3
ERRT 1530 - Silviculture
3
ERRT 1531 - Aerial Photo Interpretation and GIS
3
ERRT 2032 - Advanced Field studies
.5
ERRT 2040 - Principles of Wildlife Management
3
ERRT 2042 - Forest Measurements
3
ERRT 2044 - Forest and Resource Management
3
Complete eight (8) units of the following
ERRT 2533 - Forest Operations and Products
3
ERRT 2534 - Natural Resources Recreation and Interpretation
3
ERRT 2541 - Watershed Ecology
2
NR 1002 - Natural Resources Conservation
3
Total Natural Resources Major Units
36.5
Plus Completion of General Education Units

Certificates of Achievement

ERRT 1010 - Introduction to Environmental Resources
3
ERRT 1011 - Forest Ecology
3
ERRT 1012 - Introduction to Field Studies
.5
ERRT 1020 - Dendrology
3
ERRT 1521 - Intermediate Field Studies
.5
ERRT 1522 - Introduction to surveying
3
ERRT 1530 - Silviculture
3
ERRT 1531 - Aerial Photo Interpretation and GIS
3
ERRT 2032 - Advanced Field studies
.5
ERRT 2040 - Principles of Wildlife Management
3
ERRT 2042 - Forest Measurements
3
ERRT 2044 - Forest and Resource Management
3
Total Natural Resources Major Units
28.5
 

 

Natural Resources Technician 28.5 units

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify tree species and associated understory for west coast, coniferous forests.
  2. Exhibit proficiency in both inventory and timber sale cruises, using measurement instruments such as a prism, biltmore stick, clinometer, and, relaskop.
  3. Navigate in the wildland using a compass, topographic map, aerial photos and GPS
  4. Work safely and effectively both independently, as well as, on a crew.
  5. Collect and analyze data for wildlife and stream surveys, timber inventory, harvest systems and other resource inventories.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency with data recorders and computer data input and processing using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), standard cruise programs and computer databases/ spreadsheets.

Program map

Download Natural Resources Career Pathway

Contact

Program Contact
Administrative Manager
(530) 938-5512
cteinfo@siskiyous.edu





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