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What are Non-Timber Forest Products?
In today's world, there is a very high demand for timber products, whether for construction, fuel, or any other wood-based merchandise. Both the timber companies and more importantly, the forest are under a great deal of pressue from consumers. Fortunately, timber is not the only resource which the forest has to offer. There are several types of non-timber products, each with different benefits ranging from medicing to eatables to landscape decoration, not to mention, much better for our environment. NTFPs has also been coined as Forest Farming or Agroforestry, all of which exemplify the usage of the natural forested land around us for services other than lumber.
Ithaca College has three running NTFP research projects running currently on ICNL and under the advisory of Jason Hamilton:
All these projects want to work with the Ithaca community to learn and teach each other more about how important protecting our natural lands are and how bountiful they can be!
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Non-Timber Forest Products Class at IC
Each year, Professor Jason Hamilton leads an NTFP class that is comprised of students eager to learn. The class is based around an experiential type of education, that allows the students to interact with the subjects they learn. Once the students leave the class, they are well equipped to:
Integrate: connect academic knowledge, theory, and skills to the experiential learning context
Problem Solve: identify challenges and opportunities that arise in the experiential learning environment, and respond constructively to them
Communicate: develop written, verbal, and non‐verbal competencies to effectively communicate with diverse audiences
- Practice Professionalism: understand their roles and responsibilities within the experiential learning context, and act appropriately