The Forestry and Natural Resources Course helps students understand the relationships between California's natural resources and the environment. Topics include energy and nutrient cycles, water resources and management, soil conservation, wildlife preservation and management, forest and fire management, lumber production, the outdoor recreation industry and multiple-use management.
About the Team: This structure of this course and the materials contained within it were created by a team of educators from across the state with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Karen Dalton-Wemp.
From CALPADS: This concentrator course provides a more specific area of focus such as wildlife management, resource management, forestry and the development of management plans.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Fishers and Related Fishing Workers||45-3011.00|
|Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation||37-3012.00|
|Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas||47-5011.00|
|Log Graders and Scalers||45-4023.00|
|Soil and Plant Scientists||19-1013.00|
|Rock Splitters, Quarry||47-5051.00|
|Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters||47-5031.00|
|Cartographers and Photogrammetrists||17-1021.00|
|Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining||53-7033.00|
|Natural Sciences Managers||11-9121.00|
|Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||25-1041.00|
|Roof Bolters, Mining||47-5061.00|
|Fish and Game Wardens||33-3031.00|
|Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood||51-7041.00|
|Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators||47-5042.00|
|Mine Shuttle Car Operators||53-7111.00|
|Forest and Conservation Technicians||19-4093.00|
|Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers||51-8093.00|
|Tree Trimmers and Pruners||37-3013.00|
|Geological Sample Test Technicians||19-4041.02|
|Nursery and Greenhouse Managers||11-9013.01|
|Soil and Water Conservationists||19-1031.01|
|Roustabouts, Oil and Gas||47-5071.00|
|Continuous Mining Machine Operators||47-5041.00|
|Forest and Conservation Workers||45-4011.00|
|Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators||53-7071.00|
|First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers||45-1011.05|
|Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers||53-7072.00|
|Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas||47-5012.00|
|Geological and Petroleum Technicians||19-4041.00|
|Geophysical Data Technicians||19-4041.01|
|Gas Plant Operators||51-8092.00|
|Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining||47-5013.00|
|Logging Equipment Operators||45-4022.00|
This unit covers energy and energy cycles, resource management conservation and preservation, and human influences on natural resources.
This unit contains lessons on conservation, regulation, quality and management plans.
This unit covers all aspects of soil composition and management.
This unit covers rangeland management, quality, best practices, regulations and public land grazing.
This unit covers wildlife species and their management, identification, and impacts.
This unit covers aquatic resources and management practices.
This unit covers recreational activity environmental impact, gear and supplies, first aid, and trail construction and maintenance.
This unit covers plant and animal taxonomy, identification and systems.
This unit covers fire's role in resource management and certification for fire-suppression.
This unit contains lessons on how forests are used and how to develop and initiate forest management systems.
In the "Tree Mortality in the Sierra Nevadas" PBL Project, students will explore why trees are dying at an alarming rate in the Southern California Sierra Nevada mountains. Why is this occurring and what effect will this have on our forest ecosystems? How will forestry professionals manage the enormity of this problem? What are possible solutions? Students will answer these questions as they delve into a four lesson project that covers the California drought, pine bark beetle infestation, forest health, and forest management practices. Student knowledge and understanding of these topics will be demonstrated during a culminating project that requires students to create a forest management plan for a specified region in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
This unit covers using measurement, surveying, and mapping to make natural resource management decisions.
This unit covers processing and marketing of a variety of natural resource products.
This unit covers the many issues involved in responsible public and private land use.
The lessons in this unit will consist of activities that teach the student how to write a portfolio for a student organization or for a future job.