• NATURAL RESOURCES

    A combination of subject matter and planned learning experiences dealing with conservation and natural resources such as air, forests, soil, aquatics, plants, and wildlife are a part of this course. Students are able to explore interests and pursue careers in forestry, horticulture, land­scaping, recreational land use, environmental protection, and a variety of related careers. The three main areas of the program are: forestry, landscaping, and horticulture. Stu­dents are also instructed in the use of chainsaws, tractors, log loaders, mowers, greenhouse operation, surveying equipment, and other equipment and tools used in the natural re­sources fields.

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  • Teacher Information:
    Peter Lindey
    (814) 677-3097, 1127
    plindey@vtc1.org

  • Industry Recognized Certifications Available: 

    CareerSafe - OSHA Certification - Agriculture

    Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association - Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH)

  • Skills Taught:

    • Tree Biology
    • Orienteering/Surveying
    • Forest Protection
    • Tree Measurements
    • Forest Uses
    • Timber Harvesting
    • Silva Culture Practices
    • Timber Management Plan
    • Plant Identification
    • Soils & Soil Amendments
    • Planting & Transplanting
    • Lawns & Lawn Care
    • Landscape Design
    • Pruning
    • Greenhouse Operation
    • Hardscape and Softscape Installation
  • Related Careers:

    • Forester
    • Forester Aide
    • Cruiser
    • Supervisor, Felling-Bucking
    • Supervisor, Landscape
    • Horticulture-Specialty Grower
    • Park Ranger
    • Park Aide
    • Landscape Gardener
Last Modified on March 2, 2022