The Urban Forest Assessment course provides training in ecosystem values and assessment protocols for urban forests and the application of this information in regional land management. This knowledge is increasingly relevant in municipal planning and in the assessment and enhancement of natural capital and infrastructure. i-Tree software provides economic values for ecological services such as for pollution mitigation, avoided runoff, and carbon sequestration, and provides valuable information about pest and storm water risk management. This course includes an understanding of the basics of urban forest assessment, an overview of i-Tree applications and their function and features. The Urban Forest Assessment course is applicable for students studying ecological restoration, forestry, resource management, arborists, planners, consultants, stewardship groups and teachers. This course is accreditted by the International Society of Arboriculture and will give students 6 ISA CEU’s (A, U, M, TL, TW, Bm).
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of RENR 1060 for the Fall 2022 term.
Start any time
- 4 weeks
- CRN 48737
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online
This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 4 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Important course information will be sent to you immediately after registering. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
Upon successful compleltion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe an urban forest and the services provided by urban forests and urban trees.
- Demonstrate understanding of designing inventory for specific management objectives for urban trees.
- Provide overview of i-Tree applications and their main functions and applications.
- Use and apply the i-Tree Design, i-Tree Canopy and i-Tree myTree web applications.
- Describe function of i-Tree Eco including attributes for tree observation.
Effective as of Fall 2020
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