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FNAM 1135 - Establishing Plant Communities

Forest & Natural Areas Mgt Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The student will be introduced to the principal techniques for establishing desired species of vegetation on forest land in B.C. The student will experience direct seeding, direct sticking of cuttings, transplanting wildlings and transplanting nursery stock types appropriate for vegetating large natural areas. Students will be able to describe critical elements for successful establishment such as site receptivity, treatment timing, care of living material, planting site selection, planting technique and site monitoring. Students will be assess work quality and maintain environmental quality while carrying out activities.



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of site and timing on achieving regeneration objectives.
  • Apply seed as directed and assess quality of seeding.
  • Collect, store and place cuttings for revegetation or bioengineering applications.
  • Plan work to achieve requirements for work quality, safety and productivity.
  • Identify various seedling stock types.
  • Describe how seed and seedlings are best stored and handled.
  • Demonstrate correct spot selection and planting technique.
  • Demonstrate how to avoid injury during planting.
  • Assess planting quality using the BC Ministry of Forests Planting Quality Inspection System.
  • Assess worker and crew productivity.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

FNAM 1135 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Forest and Natural Areas Management
    Full-time   Diploma


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