This course introduces "Measurements" as a discipline for inventory and resource management, for the application at the national, regional and operational levels. Course topics will include the use of standardized principles for the collection of data related to resource values such as vegetation, fish, wildlife, water, bio-energy and cultural values. The course will emphasize the use of Measurements information for the BC appraisal system including: Cruising, Scaling and Waste assessment procedures for Cut Control monitoring. Students are introduced to the use of GIS, modeling software and emerging technologies for Measurement applications to augment traditional field data collection techniques.
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