Emphasizes the principles of management of watersheds and fire at the stand and landscape level. Influences of climate, topography/terrain, and stand and fuel types are covered. Concepts of watershed conservation are introduced as well as principles and models dealing with water retention and flow, and carbon and nutrient cycling in primary forest watersheds. Fire management concepts deal with the Fire Weather Index system, the Fire Behaviour Prediction system, fire ecology, and fire management strategies, tactics and operations.
Lab Session Report Outlines & In-Lab Handouts:
Lab 1 – Soil Moisture Measurements
Lab 2 – Soil Moisture Statistics – MLRA
Lab 3 – Permeameter Hydro Tube Modeling – STELLA
Lab 4 – Watershed & Trafficability Modeling – STELLA
Labs 5 & 6 – IFS Research Sites – Biomass, Nutrient Cycling & Forest Disturbance Modeling
* The Watershed Center teaches the Forest Watershed portion of the class, the Fire Management is taught by another individual.