Full course description
In order to carry out any forest harvest operation in Maryland's forests, all forest product operators are required to become certified or re-certified under the newly-revised Maryland Sediment and Erosion Control BMP Guidelines (as of July 1, 2017) . This set of practices to protect water quality is the primary subject of the Maryland-Delaware (MD-DE) Master Logger Program's Sustainable Forestry I training class. Topics such as stream side management zones, forest road construction and post-harvest care are covered in this training. The completion of this training requires the viewing of all modules of this class and completing a short assessment test.
Prospective MD-DE Master Loggers will receive MD-DE Master Logger credits for this class as part of their core training toward their MD-DE Master Logger training and current MD-DE Master Loggers will receive four (4) MD-DE Master Logger CEUs. This is a UMD non-credit course. Non-credit courses and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) do not post to the University of Maryland transcript and do not count towards a student's academic record. Neither a grade nor credit is earned.Students do not receive a University ID card and will not be granted access to University facilities such as recreation,transportation, and campus events. Non-credit students may access UMD Libraries as Visitors; see https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/visitors.
Other forest product personnel, including firewood operators, are also required to carry 'Forestry Green Card' certification provided. Other forestry professionals, including licensed professional foresters, will also benefit from taking this course.