Field Courses

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 Honduras.

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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 interests)
  • 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.