Natural Resources

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College Credit

VTSU AGR 1061 - Burls to Boards 

 3 credits

Articulation agreement with Paul Smiths

Industry Recognized Credentials

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate

Game of Logging Chainsaw Safety (Levels 1- 4)

National Safe Tractor and Machine Operator- NSTMOP

Solo Wilderness First Aid

VT GIS/GPS Badge (Level 1)


Samuel Nijensohn

802-334-2556 x4004

Class Overview

This program will introduce students to various disciplines and skills involved in natural resource management careers.  The focus is broad, however specific proficiencies in several skills will be included: tractor operation, equipment maintenance, gathering and analyzing inventory data, management planning, map use, maple syrup production, sawmilling, timber harvesting and chainsaw use, wildlife management, and arboricultural techniques. Students will learn and practice the ecological principles that help them understand the methods and importance of being a good steward. The goals of this program are:

Program Advisory Committee

Allen Yale: Forest Landowner

Parker Castle: NEK Guides/fromer NCCC student

Rebecca Hunt: Community Member

Colleen Goodridge: Sawmill Owner

Jared Nunery: County Forester

Trevor Evans: Forest Landowner

Ian Irwin: Logger, GOL instructor/forest landowner