|DAY 1 - Classroom Session 1||Participant Objectives:|
|Introduction, Overview, Expectations, Preparation - About 10 minutes||Understand the skills which should be obtained through this course|
|COURSE INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW||LECTURE, ABOUT 10 MINUTES|
|Instructions||Key Points||Visual Aid|
You and your participants should perform a few brief introductions to "break the ice".
You should take this opportunity to assess the general skill level of your participants; this may impact the emphasis which you place on various sections of the course.
Introduce yourself, and talk about your experience/credentials in root disease management.
Have your participants introduce themselves and briefly explain why they are attending and what they expect to gain from the course.
The intent of this section is to briefly explain the main points which will be covered in the course and the order in which they will be presented .
The key points here refer to the default presentation. If you deviate from this, make sure you choose the right overhead, revise these key points, and make your plans clear to your participants.
OVERVIEW OF COURSE
Classroom Session One (lecture, discussion, exercise), about 3 hrs.
Familiarization with the Forest Practices Code Root Disease Management Guidebook, the new "bible" of root disease management in British Columbia
The role and impact of root disease
Step 1 of the Five-Phase Management Process (Landscape Level Hazard and Risk Assessment)
Root disease identification in class
Field Session One (hands-on experience), 4 hrs.
Root Disease identification in the field
Optional: In Field Session 1, you may also want to introduce participants to the Silviculture Prescription Walkthrough Reconnaissance (Step 2 of the Five-Phase Management Process) and Disease Assessment and Stratification Survey (Step 3); participants will actually be practicing these skills in Field Session 2.
Classroom Session Two (lecture, discussion, exercise), about 1.5 hrs
The Five-Phase Root Disease Management Process:
Field Session Two (hands-on experience), about 4 hrs.
The Five-Phase Root Disease Management
Process with emphasis on Steps 2 and 3a/b:
Step 2. Silviculture Prescription Walkthrough Reconnaissance
Step 3a and 3b. Disease Assessment Survey and Stratification
Classroom Session Three (lecture, discussion, exercise), about 3 hrs.
The Five-Phase Root Disease Management Process with emphasis on Steps 4 and 5:
Step 4. Future Stand Risk Assessment
Step 5. Evaluation and Final Prescription
Participants will work with the observations and data obtained during Field Session Two to:
Step 4. Perform a Future Stand Risk Assessment
Step 5. Perform a disease evaluation and develop a final prescription.
OH 1 (a or b)