General Forestry Course


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Our self-directed, non-credit course is designed for individuals wishing to increase their understanding of forests and forest management. Specifically, the General Forestry Course targets Maryland forest landowners and other citizens with an interest in the principles and practices of forestry. The course is offered online through the university's Electronic Learning Management System (ELMS).

The General Forestry Course Fall 2023 session is now closed to registration. The next session will be in Fall 2024. Please check back for updated information, including dates and registration information.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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