Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Tim Love and Beth Dodson
UM adjunct instructor and UM associate professor of forest operations 

UM students translate theory into practice in forestry classes


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Forest Planning students meet with Blackfoot Valley community members in April 2019.

OVANDO - Students in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana have the unique opportunity to step outside the classroom and into the forest to develop actionable land management plans through a variety of courses.

One of these classes is Forest Planning, where forestry students work together in teams to prepare a forest plan for a landowner. Course instructor Tim Love is a former district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service, Seeley Lake Ranger District and a former board member of the Blackfoot Challenge, a nonprofit whose mission is to coordinate ef...

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