Silviculture Planning

    Course details

    • Code: FMAN.6110
    • Fee: $744*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Forest Management
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class65 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes New Zealand Diploma in Forest Management (Level 6);

Course Aim

This course enables students to understand the economic and social impacts of forestry as a land use, the multiple services that forests provide, and the role of sustainable forest management in providing those services through the development of silvicultural regimes that can be applied to manage a forest for different end uses and to enhance forest value. The course will develop skills in costing forestry operations, using growth models for planning silvicultural operations and undertaking forest valuations.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Describe the concepts of sustainability, the multiple uses of forests and integrated land use management.
  2. Explain the economic and social impacts of forestry.
  3. Undertake costings and develop unit rates for forestry operations.
  4. Describe methods of forecasting growth and yield, and analyse yield of a forest stand using a computer growth model.
  5. Explain forest valuation terminology and methods of valuing forests.
  6. Undertake a valuation of a forest crop using given data

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

This course includes NZQA unit standards 1129, 1130, 1137 and 4294.

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*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