Forest Stewardship courses provide an explanation of the science of sustainable management, which includes balancing and protecting social, economic, and ecological benefits derived from forested land. The courses are for anyone with a general interest in woodland environments, environmental educators, recreation providers, public advisory committee members, utility managers, resource extraction executives, grazing leaseholders, ecotourism operators, consultants, and operators/supervisors.
Woodland Operations Learning Foundation (WOLF) has been the leader in providing professional development opportunities that reflect the changing requirements of forestry professionals and those working in related industries. Northern Lakes College collaborates with WOLF to deliver outstanding programs to meet your needs.
Successful completion of all six Forest Stewardship courses will earn you a certificate.
FS001: Woodland Stewardship and Introduction to Forest Management
FS002: Woodland Wildlife and Biodiversity and Woodland Species at Risk
FS003: Integrated Resource Management
FS004: Woodland Historical Resources
FS005: Woodland Water Quality, Erosion Control, and Crossing Construction
FS006: Woodland Soils
Completing the following four additional courses will earn you and Advanced Forest Stewardship certificate.
AFS001: Plant Identification and Introduction to Site Classification
AFS002: Woodland Wildfire Awareness
AFS003: Healthy Landscapes
AFS004: Woodland Environmental Management Systems, Certification, and Compliance
Cree Plant Identification Quiz
Check out this multiple-choice quiz developed by NLC, Shell, Driftpile, and WOLF. You will be given some clues as to the plant's identity including a picture of the plant, along with the written Cree name and an audio recording of the Cree pronunciation. When you select the correct common name, it provides you with some information about the traditional, medicinal, and cultural uses of each plant.