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Get an Msc in Sustainable Forest Management

The University of British Columbia
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The Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM) is a 9-month, course-based master’s program that prepares students for careers as forestry professionals and sets the stage for life-long learning. The program begins in August and consists of field-work experience as well as course work, with students completing graduation requirements the following April. Students in the MSFM program come from various backgrounds with bachelor degrees in ecology, physical geography, environmental sciences, forestry or allied disciplines. The MSFM provides advanced study in natural resource stewardship. Program components include: tree and stand dynamics, forest to landscape: structure and function, forest management, economics and administration of forestry, leadership skills, communication and critical reasoning, information acquisition and analysis, professionalism and ethics.

What will you learn?

  • The fundamentals of land management, land info acquisition and analysis, site-level and landscape-level management, and sustainable land management
  • Two one-week field camps, including one in a research forest
  • Integration of diverse skills and problems to address
 Master of Sustainable Forest Management