Students consider the engineering, economic, and environmental factors associated with
transportation and harvesting systems used in integrated forest resource management. These
include forest road design and location; geotechnical engineering, and drainage; harvest
planning, locating, and scheduling; and an international perspective on logging systems and their
application in meeting silvicultural objectives.
- An understanding of appropriate harvesting systems for a range of silivicutlture systems and
- A sufficient understanding of the engineering, environmental, and economic implications of
harvesting systems to communicate and work with specialists in forest harvesting.
- The ability to understand, produce, and implement integrated resource mangement plans.
- A clear understanding of their professional competence and limitations within Forest
- Lesson 1: The History and Role of Harvesting in Forest Management
- Lesson 2: Integrated Resource Management Plans (IRMP's)
- Lesson 3: Road Design, Location, & Development Patterns
- Lesson 4: Terrain Analysis & Slope Stability
- Lesson 5: Road Construction, Maintenance, & Deactivation
- Lesson 6: Road Drainage, Design, & Maintenance
- Lesson 7: Harvesting Systems & Equipment
- Lesson 8: Cable Mechanics
- Lesson 9: Phases of Harvesting
- Lesson 10: Harvesting Productivity
- Lesson 11: Economics of Recovery
- Lesson 12: Cost of Production
- Lesson 13: Constraints & Techniques Used in Harvest Unit Design & Location
- Lesson 14: Maximizing the Value of the Timber Harvested
- Lesson 15: Professional Responsibilities
Required text and materials
The following material is required for this course:
- Forest Engineering Technology Program. (1996). Introduction to forest harvesting
methods. Vancouver, BC: BCIT.
Access to transportation as students are required to visit an active logging operation in their
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To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher in
the overall course and 50% or higher on the mandatory Final Exam.
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Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.