Oregon State University will offer an online Urban Forestry course beginning in the Fall of 2009 through its award-winning Extended Campus (Ecampus) program. The new course is the result of a partnership between the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State University, with financial support from the USDA Forest Service. The new 3 credit course is cross-listed as FOR 350 / HORT 350, and is available for college credit in the College of Forestry and the Department of Horticulture, or as a non-credit course.

     The OSU Urban Forestry course is an introductory level course covering a variety of urban forestry topics and issues. As an online course, it is suitable not only for college students, but also for people new to urban forestry or working in allied professions, even outside of Oregon. This course would be valuable to people wanting to learn more about urban forestry, or to professionals moving into the urban forestry field from other related fields such as forestry, horticulture, or city and regional planning. A sample course syllabus is available on the Ecampus page at http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/. Ecampus course tuition is the same price for Oregon residents, Non-residents, and International students. Enrollment opens on June 4, 2009 and Fall Quarter begins on September 28, 2009. Class size will be limited. The course will also be offered during Winter Quarter 2010. For additional details, contact Paul Ries at paul.ries at oregonstate.edu or 503/945-7391.

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