ES Module 11: Forestry and Resource Management
Lesson 1 : Resource Management
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.13 Discuss the need for adequate monitoring of environmental parameters when making policy decisions.
Objective(s): (1) Explain the importance of managing specific renewable resources; (2) Describe three resource management approaches.
Essential Question: How can we manage renewable resources for sustainable use?
Vocabulary: resource management, maximum sustainable yield (MSY), ecosystem-based management, adaptive management
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 11-1; Resource Management GP & IP
Lesson 2 : Forests and Their Resources
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.11 Evaluate the costs and benefits of renewable and nonrenewable resources, such as water, energy, fossil fuels, wildlife, and forests.
Objective(s): (1) List some ecological and economic values of forest resources; (2) Describe the costs and benefits of different methods of harvesting timber; (3) Discuss the temptation of and dangers of deforestation.
Essential Question: How can resource managers strike a balance between ecological and economic value of forest resources?
Vocabulary: even-aged, uneven-aged, clear-cutting, seed-tree approach, shelterwood approach, selective system, deforestation
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 11-2; Forests and Their Resources GP & IP
Lesson 3 : Forest Management
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.12 Discuss the political, social, and environmental consequences of sustainable use of land.
Objective(s): (1) Explain how logging is managed in US national forests; (2) Describe where most logging in the United States takes place; (3) Discuss the potential affects of fire suppression on an ecosystem and on future fires; (4) Explain how consumer demand is important for sustainable forestry.
Essential Question: What steps toward sustainable forestry have been made in the last 100 years?
Vocabulary: multiple use, prescribed burn, sustainable forestry certification
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 11-3; Forest Management IP