Natural Resource Conservation

Natural Resource Conservation

Program Description
» Investigate the dynamics of natural resources on the 70-acre land lab with ponds, woodlands, and greenhouse.
» Explore fish and wildlife management, agriculture, taxidermy, horticulture, soil conservation, and heavy equipment
operation & maintenance.
» Step into leadership by participating in exciting FFA activities and competitions.
CAREER FOCUS: Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education 
Program Courses
» Forestry & Woodland Ecosystems
» Wildlife Fisheries
» Natural Resources
» Park and Recreational Management
 
Credentials & Certifications 
» 
OSHA 10 - 1pt
» CPR First Aid - 1pt
 
College Credit Opportunities*
Hocking College - Articulation Agreement
» FMAQ 2221 Intro to Fish Management (3h)
» FOR 1124 Forest Ecology (2h)
Zane State College - Articulation Agreement 
» WILD 1080 Field Skills or WILD 1410 Botany (2h)
» BIOL 1510 Zoology (3h)
» WILD 1300 Natural Resources Power Equipment (1h)
CTAG - Statewide Articulation
» CTNRM003 - Field Zoology (3h)
» CTNRM002 - Field Botany (3h)
*Note: Qualifications Apply  
 
Career Opportunities
Program Instructor 
 
Instructor: Mr. Brian Wilfong
Teaching since: 2007
Teaching at Mid-East since: 2007
Education Credentials:  Graduated from John Glenn High School, Associates of Applied Science in Wildlife Management/ Ranger Services from Hocking College, Nelsonville, Route B Teaching Licensure from the Ohio State University, Columbus
Past Work Experience in Business & Industry:  Seasonal Park Worker at Licking County Parks, Seasonal Law Enforcement Ranger at Curecanti National Recreation Area in Gunnison Colorado. 12 Years as Wildlife Technician at Salt Fork Wildlife, Division of Wildlife ODNR, Cambridge Ohio
Other Roles at Mid-East CTC: FFA Advisor 
Awards: Rotary Teacher of the Year, Two-Time MVESC Teacher
Hobbies/Interests:  Hunting, Fishing, NASCAR
 
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