Forestry

General Forestry Resources

Society of American Foresters (SAF).
This is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. The SAF homepage at http://www.safnet.org links to their publications, meetings, membership information, and much more. The link to Education http://www.safnet.org/education/index.cfm leads to information on accreditation and continuing forestry education.

Michigan Society of American Foresters
The Michigan chapter of SAF http://michigansaf.org/offers forest and forestry information to Michigan citizens and educators. See the link toTeacher Information and Education Resources & Materials http://michigansaf.org/Teachers/1-MainTeach.htm for forestry materials useful for teachers K through college.

 

Teaching Forestry

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE).
Supported in part by the National Science Foundation, the DLESE offers access to electronic materials in all aspects of earth science education, including forestry, for both teachers and learners at all levels. Has searchable database with such materials as maps, images, online courses, field and lab activities, curriculum, and assessment.
http://www.dlese.org/library/index.jsp

Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education (American Society of Agronomy).
A peer reviewed journal for teaching ideas K-16 in the life sciences, natural resources, and agriculture. Includes course descriptions, articles on use of online materials, exercises, web lessons, learning activities, SoTL research, and issues in teaching. Online version continuously updated during the year; one hard copy version published in December. Current issue available to paid subscribers only; full text of archived issues, 1998-2005, available free online.
https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/nse

Agripedia (University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture).
A comprehensive multimedia instructional resource for all areas within the study of agriculture and natural resources, including forestry. Has searchable database for courses, course materials, a glossary, and relevant resources. Unfortunately, there are dead links, but the site still has much to offer educators who are willing to browse through the numerous links provided.
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/

MERLOT: Forestry Resources
Type “Forestry” into the MERLOT search engine for instructional resources, including an urban forestry module.
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

Bugwood Network ( University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources).
This group gathers and maintains digital information for educational activities in the fields of entomology, forestry, forest health, and natural resources. Material is comprehensive and well-organized.
http://www.bugwood.org/index.cfm

Forestry Images: Forest Health, Natural Resources, Fire, Trees, Wildlife, Silviculture Photos, a joint project of The Bugwood Network and USDA Forest Service.
An archive of high quality images in forestry and silviculture for educational use.
http://www.forestryimages.org/

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Michigan State University Forestry Resources

MSU Department of Forestry
http://www.for.msu.edu/

Forestry Research Guide, Michigan State University Library, Subject Specialist--Suzanne Teghtmeyer.
A comprehensive guide to resources in the study of forestry, including links to research guides in specific areas of forestry and related indexes and databases.
http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/forestry

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