Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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FIRE 200 - Wildland Fuels Management and Prescribed Burning

4 Credit(s)

Students will learn about the use of controlled burning for maintaining and restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. An introduction to the methods for measuring, classifying, and managing wildland fuels.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 
1. Describe the role of controlled burning/prescribed fire in maintaining and restoring fire-adapted ecosystems and habitats for fire-dependent species 
2. Describe different firing techniques. 3. Gather data on needed social and environmental factors for planning prescribed fires 
4. Participate in hands-on field exercises in planning, preparing, or implementing a prescribed fire 
5. Demonstrate the use of basic tools and methods for measuring, inventorying, and classifying fuels with quantitative and qualitative analysis 
6. Compare and contrast the effects of biological, chemical, mechanical, and prescribed fire fuels treatments 
7. Evaluate the economic and ecological tradeoffs in context with the social controversies associated with each fuels management method

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