|Module Title||FORESTRY AND WOODLAND MANAGEMENT|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Iwan G Owen|
|Course delivery||Lecture||2 x 2 hour lectures per week|
|Practical||6 x 3 hour practicals per semester|
1. Assess the impact of National forest policies in the UK on local woodland management plans.
2. Conduct a thorough site assessment and investigation for a woodland management objective.
3. Recommend a detailed species prescription based on ecological site classification criteria and for a given woodland objective.
4. Analyse the management techniques employed in selected silvicultural systems.
5. Recommend appropriate practical woodland management decisions.
6. Evaluate the economic costs of managing a woodland.
a. An understanding of historical woodland character and composition to aid current management decisions.
b. The building blocks for strategic woodland planning for new woodlands and restocking existing resources.
c. A critical analysis of the practical and economic options for tree establishment and protection.
d. The technical knowledge for evaluating silvicultural systems and associated practical management techniques.
e. An understanding of the opportunities for promoting multi-purpose woodland management.
.3 Use and analysis of numerical information
Information gathering for the costing of a woodland enterprise and the construction of a balance sheet for a woodland management plan.
.4 Writing in an academic context
Essay style questions in the end of semester written examination
.8 Group activity
Practical tree measurement techniques
Tree identification skills
This module is at CQFW Level 5