Field courses offer a unique opportunity for students to
experience first hand forestry in different countries. Northern Arizona
University School of Forestry has offered courses to Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ghana, and
These courses address the wide range of current tropical forestry
issues and practices, including:
- characteristics and ecology of wet-tropical
rainforest and dry-tropical forest ecosystems
- current trends in deforestation and,
alternatively, forest protection and conservation management
- wildlife habitat management, ecotourism,
and cultural preservation (includes visits to places of historical/cultural
- indigenous knowledge, land tenure and
gender roles as they apply to forest management
- management of natural forest ecosystems vs.
intensive plantation forestry
- agroforestry, community forestry, forest
practices, certification programs, and international trade.
Current field course offerings
Information coming soon.