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  • Identify common trees without a key and identify specific or unusual species of trees or shrubs with a key.
  • Understand forest ecology concepts and factors affecting them, including the relationship between soil and forest types, tree communities, regeneration, competition, and succession.
  • Understand the cause and effect relationship of factors affecting tree growth and forest development (climate, insects, microorganisms, wildlife, etc.).
  • Understand how wildlife habitat relates to forest communities, forest species, forest age and structure, snags and den trees, availability of food, and riparian zones.
  • Understand how the following issues are affected by forest health and management: biological diversity, forest fragmentation, air quality, aesthetics, fire, global warming, and recreation.
  • Understand basic forest management concepts and tools such as how various silvicultural practices are utilized, the use of tree measuring devices, and the best use of management practices.
  • Apply silviculutral concepts to develop management recommendations and goals for a particular situation.
  • Identify the complex factors that influence forest management decisions (e.g., economic, social, and ecological).
  • Understand the value of trees in urban/suburban settings and the factors affecting their health and survival.
  • Describe specific adaptations of wildlife to their environment and their role in the ecosystem.

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