Forest Restoration & Fire
Associate of Science Degree
Articulated with Oregon State University
Foresters actively plan, observe and manage for the health of the entire forest ecosystem. Foresters play a critical role in understanding and protecting multiple-use natural resources. The primary goals of a forester include managing natural resources for sustainable timber harvesting, and protecting forests for conservation and recreation purposes.
The Restoration & Fire option focuses on managing for forest disturbance processes, such as fire, landslides, insects and disease. Disturbance processes are important considerations in any actively managed forest, regardless of the specific management objective. Skills with these processes are particularly important for managing forests at the landscape scale and in the face of uncertainty and rapid change including climate or land use patterns.
The UCC Forest Restoration & Fire program prepares students for transfer to the Forestry bachelor’s degree program at Oregon State University (OSU). The curriculum is intended to meet the requirements for the first two years of coursework necessary for application to the professional program in the College of Forestry – Restoration & Fire Option at OSU.
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UCC works closely with Oregon State University (OSU) to provide the Degree Partnership Program - with many ONLINE options. Students dual-enroll at UCC and OSU, reap cost savings, and benefit from access to UCC and OSU scholarships and services. Learn more.
Forestry students can expect to get lots of hand-on experience. Every term, students participate in approximately 10 field trips. On a weekly basis, classes are outdoors in the field. The 100-acre UCC campus and surrounding public and private lands serve as a field lab for students. Students interact with Forestry professionals regularly which gives them real-world perspectives and experiences. Additionally, topics in classroom and field work include modern approaches to Forestry including, GIS mapping, GPS techniques, and drone use in forest monitoring and renewal.
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Employment of conservation scientists and foresters is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Most employment growth is expected to be in state and local government-owned forest lands, particularly in the western United States.
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The Forest Landscape Processes curriculum is intended to meet the requirements for the first two years of coursework necessary for application to the professional program in the College of Forestry – Restoration & Fire Option at OSU.
Related Degrees at UCC
- Forest Engineering: AS
- Forest Management: AS
- Forest Operations: AS
- Natural Resources: AS
- Renewable Materials: AS programs
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At UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:
• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• In-person, online, and hybrid classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Jarred Saralecos - Contact
Associate Professor, Forestry