University of Wisconsin- River Falls

Agricultural Education Forestry Curriculum and Resources

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Unit 1 - Introduction and Overview


At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Define or explain what a forest is and what forestry entails.
2. State general U.S. regional differences regarding forest land, ownership and products produced.
3. Provide a general historical timeline of the evolution of forestry in the United States.
4. Discuss and array of uses, benefits and products that forests can provide.

Units Concepts and Associated Resources:


I. What is a forest?
II. What is forestry?
III. Timberlands of the United States.
IV. Development of the profession of forestry in the United States.
V. Benefits attainable from or provided by forest lands.

High School Forestry Textbook Resources:

1. Rolfe - Chapter 1
2. Burton - Chapter 1


1. None

Additional Websites:


Activity Suggestions:

1. Burton - Pg. 24
2. Burton Lab Manual - Chapter 1 - Exercises 1, 2 and 3
3. ECO - Activity 1
4. FOCUS - pp. 6-12, Activities 1, 4, 5 and 7

(See the list of references for full information on each resource listed)