Forest Management/ Health of a Forest

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Field Trip/Tour
Poster
Video
Web Site
Abstract: 

Class will visit logging site and learn why timber harvest is important to people and to the forest. Students will practice measuring board feet of a tree, explore logging techniques and identify benefits of forest managment to wildlife.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
diversity
economics
ecosystem
species

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 9-12(adult)
D1: The interaction of social and natural systems can create properties that are different from either individual system.
D-2 Interaction between social and natural systems is defined by their boundaries, relation to other systems, and expected inputs and outputs.
D-3 Feedback of output from some parts of a managed social or natural system can be used to bring it closer to desired results.
D-4 It is not always possible to predict accurately the result of changing some part or connection between social and natural systems.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
9-12.I.D.1- The student will be able to trace the development of a scientific advancement, invention or theory and its impact on society.

9-12.III.A.1- The student will identify and research an environmental issue and evaluate its impact.

MINNESOTA HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
9-12.V.C.8- Students will explain the variation in economic activity and land use within the state of MN, analyze issues related to land use and reach conclusions about the potential for change in various regions.

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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Howard Mooney - DNR Forestry
Topic Areas: 
Conservation
Forests
Target Audience: 
Grades 10-12
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Organization DNR Forestry
Contact person name Howard Mooney
Address 14583 Cnty Hwy 19, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone 218-847-1596
Email howard.mooney@dnr.state.mn.us