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Thunder Bay • Orillia

Undergraduate Programs

General Information about Faculty of Natural Resources Management Programs:

CANADIAN FORESTRY ACCREDITATION BOARD

The HBScF program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board. This signifies that graduates of the program meet the academic requirements for membership in professional associations throughout Canada, the United States and beyond.

CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF FORESTRY/INSTITUT FORESTIER DU CANADA

Undergraduates qualify for student membership; graduates for full Active Membership. The Institute is the national association of forestry professionals involved in all aspects of renewable resources management and research.

FIELD WORK IN THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

In addition to the field trips and training sessions which are conducted through the academic year, students may be required to attend a field school during the period preceding the commencement of first term lectures.

The field school will be held in the period after Labour Day in September until the Saturday of the following week. The sessions will be conducted in regional camps, the University Forest, and in other extensive forested areas within daily commuting distance by bus from the University campus.

Equipment Requirements

Field work in the undergraduate programs constitutes an average of 20% of scheduled instructional time. Natural resources education, because of its associated field work, therefore, involves expenses additional to those for classroom instruction.

Essential items for field work include:

1. Hard Hat

$20.00

2. Compass

$75.00

3. Suitable clothing and footwear (e.g., denim trousers and shirt, good quality jacket which will resist snagging in the bush, wool socks, quality safety-toed leather boots)

$250.00

4. Snowshoes

$150.00

5. Aerial photographs

$80.00

6. Hand magnifier

$15.00

7. Rain gear

$55.00

8. Back pack

$30.00

9. Safety glasses

$7.00

10. High-viz vests

$25.00

 OR Cruising vest

$60.00

The costs given are estimates only.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

Students should acquire field experience through summer employment in various natural resources activities.

NON-ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT

Natural Resources Management 0990
First Aid Certificate
All candidates for the forestry degree must obtain a St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate or equivalent as a requirement for the degree.

The following program offerings are available in the Faculty of Natural Resources Management:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management, Co-operative Education Option(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management, Transfer Opportunities(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Co-operative Education Option(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Transfer Opportunities(TB)