- Module code
- Module leader
- Katharine Foot
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 40 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
Countryside and environmental protection law. Environmental considerations in the management of the countryside. The agri-environment policy framework and its impact on farming businesses. Farmland and woodland habitats. The impact of resource management issues on rural businesses. The agencies and organisations involved in delivering environmental policies. Environmental impact, assessment and audit. Landscape management and public access. Principles of establishing, assessing, and managing woodlands.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Identify the key stakeholders in rural environmental management.
- Identify the main environmental and sustainability policies that are of relevance to farm and rural estate businesses and explain the mechanisms for the delivery and implementation of these policies.
- Explain the implications for farm and estate businesses of environmental protection measures and resource management issues.
- Explain the range of factors that need to be taken into account when establishing and managing woodlands.
- Write a literature review on a relevant environmental topic and identify an appropriate range of literature to include within such a review.
|Examination||Unseen exam (2 hours)||50%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Bell, S., McGillivray, D. and Pedersen, O. (2013) Environmental Law. 9th ed. Oxford University Press
- Green, B. (1996) Countryside Conservation: Landscape, Ecology, Planning and Management. 3rd ed. E & F N Spon *Part 1 of this text only.
- Hart, C. (1991) Practical Forestry for the Agent and Surveyor. 3rd ed. Alan Sutton Limited
- Gov.uk’s ‘Farming & The Environment’ Section: https://www.gov.uk/browse/business/farming/farming-and-the-environment