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Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Forestry


The Forestry program at CR offers Associates degrees in Forestry and Natural Resources Technology, and Certificates in Forest Technology and Geomatics (Surveying). These programs provide basic and advanced educational opportunities for students seeking careers related to forestry and natural resources, or transfer to a four year college or university. The library supports student success in these programs by providing selected resources.

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for a Forestry research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. Use scientific or technical terms. Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms. Try varying combinations. Check your textbook’s glossary or “key words” section.

  • Agro forestry or Agroforestry
  • Arboriculture
  • Boreal forests
  • Cartography
  • Clear cutting
  • Coastal forests
  • Community forestry
  • Deforestation
  • Demonstration forests
  • Dendrology
  • Dry forests
  • Environmental protection
  • Fire Science
  • Forest conservation
  • Forest ecology
  • Forest economics
  • Forest engineering
  • Forest genetics
  • Forest health
  • Forest inventory
  • Forest management
  • Forest mensuration
  • Forest planting
  • Forest policy
  • Forest products
  • Forest recreation
  • Forest resources
  • Forest trees
  • Forest types
  • Forestation
  • Forestry
  • Forestry development
  • Forestry law
  • Forests
  • Geodetic survey
  • GIS
  • Herbicide
  • Hydrology
  • Land Management
  • Land use
  • Logging
  • Lowland forests
  • Lumber
  • Map making
  • Mixed forests
  • Montane forests
  • Old-growth forests
  • Plant identification
  • Plantation forestry
  • Primary forests
  • Private forestry
  • Rain forests
  • Rangelands
  • Redwoods
  • Reforestation
  • Remote sensing
  • Riparian forests
  • Secondary forests
  • Silviculture or Sylviculture
  • Social forestry
  • Surveying
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Temperate forests
  • Timber
  • Timber harvest
  • Timber Harvest Plan (THP)
  • Topography
  • Tree planting
  • Tropical forests
  • Urban forestry
  • Water resources
  • Watershed
  • Wildfires
  • Wildland
  • Wildlife biology
  • Women in forestry
  • Woodlands
  • Woody plants

Forestry Classes

Check the Forestry and Natural Resource department's website for more information about the degrees offered and a complete list and other programs available. Other classes in Biology, Business, Math, and Environmental Studies may be taken as part of this certificate. Check with a counselor to see what classes are currently required for these degrees.

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.