1. Based on both the data you collected and the data we compiled in class, what
were the most common categories of the ways forests are important to people?
Why is it important to sustainable forest management t
Assignment 14: Insects and diseases
Insects: In class Thursday, April 5
Diseases: In class, Tuesday, April 10
Each of you areassigned to a forest insect pest or a forest disease. See the list below.
For YOUR insect or disease, be prepared to teach yo
Due: Thursday, March 15 by 10:20 am
Send via email or bring to Baker Woodlot with you
Hopefully, you have at least considered a topic for your paper (the paper instructions are
pasted below). The paper has four parts. Part 1 is a des
Due: Thursday, January 12 before 5pm via email to Conor Shanahan at
1. What is the name of the course textbook?_
2. True or False
The exams in FOR 202 are cumulative.
3. How much of yo
Assignment 4: Forest ecology
Due: in class on 1/19
Please read the article: A brief primer on ecology and forest ecosystems by Hamish
Kimmins (on the ANGEL site under readings).
As you read, think about and note examples that of the following that you hav
Tree anatomy and physiology
Due: January 12. Please bring to class.
Hopefully, some of this will be a review for some of you. (Think high school
Places to start:
1. What is a tree?
2. What are the parts of a tree?
3. What are the different kinds of roots and what do they do?
4. What are mychorrizae and why are they important to trees?
5. Why is Michigan State University concerned ab
Due in class on January 26, 2012
1. What is the position of the Obama administration relative to forests and forestrelated issues?
2. What is the position of (pick one):
Mitt Romney or
Ron Paul or
Newt Gingrich or
Assignment 12: Who manages our forests?
Due: before 12 noon on Wednesday, March 14
There are 2 parts to this assignment.
Part 1: What are the natural resource responsibilities of each of the following
agencies and organizations? BE specific and complete p
Assignment 11: Nontimber forest products
Due: In class 2/21/12
Please read the article Grow and collect special forest products which is posted in a
separate file on the course ANGEL site. Select a special forest product of interest to y
Assignment 10: Watersheds
Due: In class 2/16/12
Please figure out what watershed you live in. Describe it (e.g. where does it begin? Where does
it drain to?) Bring this information to class on 2/16/12.
Assignment 9: Managing forests for wildlife habitat
Due: In class Tuesday, 2/14
Read the 4 page article Introduction to wildlife and habitat management posted on
(If you are interested in the entire publication go to
Forest products diary
Due: In class Tuesday, February 7
Keep a diary for one 24 hour period of all the wood and paper products you use. It is
important that you bring the list to class on Tuesday, October 5 so we can use it in a
Importance of Forests
Due: In class Thursday, February 2
Please ask 5 people the following questions and record their answers. It is important
that you bring this to class with you on Thursday, 2/2 as we are going to use it for an
Due: In class January 24, 2012
Assignment 5: Forest regions
You will be assigned a forest region. Please come to class on 1/24 prepared to discuss:
1. The trees of that forest region
2. The forest products of that region
3. Your experiences with t