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RENR 2510 - Log Residue and Waste Survey Certification

Renewable Resources Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course introduces the Logging Residue & Waste survey system which is currently in place in the province of BC, with emphasis on the field skills necessary to conduct waste surveys. The field portion of this course will focus on the assessment of the Coastal harvesting techniques, however Interior practices will also be covered. Additional administrative topics will include survey planning, reporting and ocular estimates. Introductory log scaling procedures will also be covered as it provides the foundation of the valuation of wood fibre.


RRRM 1157 and RRRM 1567 and RRRM 2197 and RRRM 1450



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and rationale for the provincial Logging Waste system.
  • Describe the differences between the Coast and Interior waste systems.
  • Describe the main differences between the Coast and Interior Scaling systems.
  • Describe the different sampling systems required for the various sampling units.
  • Recognize the difference between kinds of waste and the differences for reporting.
  • Identify, measure and record the various waste classes found in a harvested setting.
  • Scale waste volumes accurately, including unavoidable and avoidable volumes.
  • Establish dispersed and acculumation sample plots correctly.
  • Calculate gross log, waste and stump volumes.
  • Perform Coastal log scaling procedures including volume deductions.
  • Calculate the number of plots required to meet a predetermined CV%.
  • Draw various sampling plans required for dispersed, accumulation and roadside strata.
  • Describe the alternative survey methods within the Waste system.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017


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