Forest Ecology Part 2

July 2, 2013

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Part 2Why Manage Forests? – In this part, Haly heads north to become a forester trainee under the guidance of a professional – female forester. She explores various types of forests to see how they are managed differently and why. Next, she discovers how foresters decide what trees to harvest as they relate to overall management objectives and how different management impacts wildlife and humans. Haly finally completes her role as a junior forester as she learns how to use several silviculture tools to gauge the timber of a red pine plantation. Next, Emma in Mission Control unleashes the “bat-cam” as we visit with a Wisconsin bat expert to learn about how bats fit into the forest ecosystem.

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