This course is a general introduction to forest management, with all of its complexities and considerations. A summary of plant anatomy, physiology and wood science followed by a study of relationships between trees, soil, water, wildlife will provide the foundation for this topic. The forest-harvest cycle will be reviewed in detail including: establishing the forest, stand-tending techniques and harvesting for timber. Students will practice using field tools to calculate volume of timber and predict growth and yield of the forest stand. Forest Health is an important element of forest management; pathology, pests and wildlife prevention and protection will also be discussed. Forest Tenure in Alberta will be explored as will applicable provincial and federal legislation and the responsibilities of the professional while working on public land.