Module: Environmental and Woodland Management

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    David Lewis
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    35 hours

Module content

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.

Module outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:

  1. The priority that environmental considerations should receive in the planning and management of the countryside.
  2. The agencies involved in the policy and decision making process.
  3. Environmental protection, impact assessment and audit.
  4. The principles and practice of British silviculture.
  5. The factors requiring consideration for the effective management of woodlands.


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Management plan for a farm woodland 100%

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Key texts

  • 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.