Forestry (Wildland Fire Management) OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Forestry Class by USU

Published Feb 09, 2009

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For USU students who are intrigued by the unpredictability of fires and want to better understand them, the university's Wildland Resources course program offers the 'Wildland Fire Management and Planning' course. This undergraduate-level OpenCourseWare focuses on the mathematical models and technologies that allow for a better understanding of the nature of a fire, its origins and behaviors. The environmental factors that impact a fire's intensity or lack thereof are explored in this course as well. Students studying Forestry, Wildlife Science and related fields are encouraged to take advantage of this free class.

Wildland Fire Management and Planning: Course Specifics

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Wildland Fire Management and Planning: Course Description

Professor Michael Jenkins teaches the 'Wildland Fire Management and Planning', a class within Utah State University's Wildland Resources course program. This course covers the the subjects of fire behavior, fuels classes and topography. It also includes discussion of the various fire behavior prediction systems and how they detect the effects temperature, atmospheric moisture and wind may have on a fire. Students will also learn how fires interact with the environment, often providing valuable and often misunderstood benefits. This undergraduate-level course is intended for students studying Forestry, Wildlife Management and related fields.

A field guide, study guide, exercises, and other online reading material that are available online as a part of this course. Several videos are available as well. To download course materials, visit the predicting fire behavior course page.

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