This course introduces students to the concepts and techniques of managing northern forests for economic productivity, ecological integrity, and public safety. The course begins with a general study of forestry practices including logging, utilization, forest management, and silviculture. The course includes a technical component that examines methods of measurements of standing and felled timber; use of common mensuration equipment; planning, designing and carrying out an operational cruise; and computer analysis of the collected data. Finally the fire management module emphasizes the principles, concepts and scientific tools used to study fire and define its role in ecosystems. Students are exposed to a wide range of topics from modern suppression techniques to fire suppression policy.