Natural Resource Management

Natural Resource Management
Do you enjoy being in the outdoors and working with nature? Then, the Natural Resources Management program is the class for you. Working in our sixty-eight acre lab, students will learn about Natural Resource Management, Urban Forestry, Park & Recreation Management and Forestry & Ecosystems. Students will learn to apply principles of dendrology, which is the study of trees, and the management of forests and forest ecosystems. They will design facilities, develop educational programs, and manage resources for use in public recreation. Students will learn how to maintain and operate equipment for maintaining wildlife habitat and supporting a variety of public recreational activities.

Students will also apply principles of timber cruising with surveying and mapping techniques to take forest measurements. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for forest reforestation, timber stand improvement, timber harvesting and forest product utilization. They will apply the principles of facility design and layout for managing fish populations in their one acre pond.

Experience and Skills Gained

  •  Chainsaw maintenance and operation
  •  Surveying and mapping
  •  Principles of climbing and rigging
  •  Advanced rope techniques
  •  Utility Terrain Vehicle operation
  •  Tracker and Chipper operation and maintenance
  •  Tree Care
  •  Wood Processing


Career Opportunities

  •  Tree Care specialist
  •  Landscape specialist
  •  Forester
  •  Water craft officer
  •  Wildlife officer
  •  State Park Ranger
  •  Federal Park Ranger
  •  Certified Arborist


Post-secondary options available

  •  Clark State Community College
  •  Hocking College