Forestry Operations

    Course details

    • Code: FMAN.5206
    • Fee: $819*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Forest Management
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class65 (approximate total hours)
Work experience30 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes New Zealand Diploma in Forest Management (Level 6);

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to enable students to understand forestry operations and develop a plan to schedule forestry land preparation, establishment, releasing and silvicultural operations for given sites and species, including the calculation of forest operational costs and contract management requirements. Students will also understand and apply knowledge of forest mensuration by undertaking data collection for mid-rotation, silvicultural pre-assessment, quality control, and pre-harvest inventories and analysing the results.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply the objectives of forest management
  2. Evaluate the operations in the forestry cycle : land preparation, establishment, releasing, fertilising, pruning and thinning
  3. Prepare job prescriptions for selected of forestry operations and describe contract management requirements.
  4. Plan, cost and schedule land preparation, establishment, releasing and silvicultural operations for given sites and species
  5. Identify and describe protection operations for a forest estate
  6. Identify and describe the types an uses of forest inventory and the sampling methods used
  7. Analyse and evaluate forest parameters using pre-assessment, quality control, mid-rotation and pre-harvest inventory

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017