Environmental and Woodland Management
- Module code
- Module leader
- David Lewis
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 35 hours
- Teaching period
- October – May
Environmental considerations in the planning and management of the countryside. The basic agri-environment policy framework. The agencies and organisations involved in delivering environmental and woodland policies. Environmental protection, impact, assessment and audit. Forestry and woodland as a rural land use and as a multi-functional resource. The principles and practice of British silviculture. The planning and implementation of woodland enterprises within the framework of management objectives.
Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:
- The priority that environmental considerations should receive in the planning and management of the countryside.
- The agencies involved in the policy and decision making process.
- Environmental protection, impact assessment and audit.
- The principles and practice of British silviculture.
- The factors requiring consideration for the effective management of woodlands.
|Coursework||1 x practical report||50%|
|Coursework||1 x report||50%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Broad, K. (1998). Caring for Small Woods. Earthscan Publication Limited.
- Green, B. (1996). Countryside Conservation: Landscape, Ecology, Planning and Management. (3rd edition). E & F N Spon.
- Hart, C. (1991). Practical Forestry for the Agent and Surveyor. (3rd edition). Alan Sutton Limited.