Summary: Field Camp (NREM 333)
August 18-29, 2008
Course Introduction and 1st
The 2008 Field Camp will be held this year from August 18-29, 2008. The theme of this
year's field camp is "Considering all Things". Field Camp will be delivered in a modular
format with modules spanning one or two days each. Module topics range from
`Considering Wildlife Values in Forest Management' to `Archeological Assessments as
Tools in Forest Planning'. The major project of the course will be the development of a
high-level plan using integrated resource management principles covered in the course.
The case study for the plan is a real and not a fabricated-make-work scenario. You, as
field camp students, will be involved in crafting a management strategy for a germane
issue in the John Prince Research Forest, near Fort St. James, BC.
Aside from the first few days of field camp, activities are planned to take place
exclusively in the area of the John Prince Research Forest. The JPRF is a remote camp.
Since the majority of our activities will be in the field, students are expected to bring all
of the field gear necessary for comfortable working conditions (this includes personal
apparel from cork or hiking boots to bug repellent, including rain gear, hat, cruise vests,
work gloves, field note books (bring several waterproof notebooks and a big three-ringed
binder in which you can store all your loose leaf hand-outs), calculator, felt markers,