Undergrads: Summer Course – PNW Field Study Adventure

Description of ESRM 491:
ESRM 491: PNW Field Study Adventure: “Washington’s forests” – Daily treks through, and discussion about, western Washington’s glorious forest ecosystems, from the ocean to the alpine.

5 credits
Bernard Bormann, School of Environmental & Forest Sciences (bormann@uw.edu)
August 6-17, 2018
Course Fee: $396

Course Description:
Come explore Washington’s forests with us to gain knowledge on a wide variety of natural resource topics including forest structures, biological legacies, disturbances, invasive species, managed and unmanaged forestlands, long-term forestry studies, and more. Connect with local and regional experts, including special guest Dr. Jerry Franklin, as we visit Mt. Rainier, Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Experimental State Forest, Lake Ozette, and Neah Bay, and float the Hoh River.  This two-week field studies course is based out of the Olympic Natural Resources Center (ONRC) dormitory in Forks, WA. Each day, students will hike through forests with a hands-on learning approach. Course fees cover lodging at ONRC, the float trip, and transportation to and from sites each day. Students will need to be prepared to camp out for two nights on the Mt. Rainer trek. Students will be responsible for their own food throughout the course. ONRC lodging includes access to the communal social hall facility for cooking.

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