SFR106 - Forest Land Navigation & Outdoor Preparedness​

A hands-on, in the field introduction to the basics of forest land navigation for students majoring in natural resources. Natural resource professionals often work alone or in small teams in remote locations and off trail. Preparation and planning are the keys to safe, successful fieldwork. This course stresses the use of topographic maps and imagery commonly used by natural resource professionals, and how to use them in conjunction with compasses, recreational-grade GPS receivers, and Avenza Maps on a smartphone or tablet. This course does not cover wilderness first aid. Cr 1. Prerequisites: SFR101 or permission.

Course Offered: Annually (Fall Term).

Lecture & Lab Period: Mondays & Tuesdays: 1:00 – 4:50 PM (254 Nutting Hall and outdoors)

Instructor: Tony Guay


Office Hours: By appointment (116 Nutting Hall)

On-line resources:

Fall Term 2020 Syllabus (PDF)