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Field work in a multiple use forest followed by data analysis, practical tasks and writing which all provide the training required to construct a management plan.
Structured practical sessions provide experience with spreadsheets, ArcGIS and other technical software, and increase your confidence in data handling and analysis.
The main assignment in the form of a management plan allows you to demonstrate your skills aimed at a professional standard.
The mixture of science and management offers you a unique range of skills required by employers.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Environmental management plans define the objectives of management for a site and set out a programme of activities for a fixed period of time, usually five years, sometimes also setting out a broad long term vision for the site. Fieldwork will be conducted at a local site where you will collect a variety of biological and physical data relevant to the management goals for your plan. With structured support in the classroom, you will set long and short term management objectives, prepare a description of the site, analyse past management practices, develop a planning structure, set out management prescriptions to be adopted, prepare prescriptions for environment, protection, recreation and production (where relevant) and set out a financial forecast for the plan period.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
First Attempt: 100% continuous assessment.Resit: Similar to 1st attempt, with continuous assessment mark(s) carried forward with an opportunity to resit the component (s) that were failed in the first attempt.
Students will receive informal, verbal feedback in the field and during practical sessions. They will receive individual written feedback on summative assessments.