General Forestry Course


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This 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).

Note: Registration for the fall 2022 session of the General Forestry Course will open in early summer 2022. Please check back for further details.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. The course will begin on September 1 and run to December 15.

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