Forest Planning and Business Management

Subject 220-403 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures, 24 hours tutorials and practical work. Students are expected to undertake additional study of at least one hour for each hour of contact partly involved with group forest planning assignment
Total Time Commitment: Not available

207-201 Resource Industry Economics; 220-304 Silviculture; 220-311 Forest Values, Landscapes and Society.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


A.Prof Leon Bren & Mr Simon Murphy
Subject Overview:

This subject covers the management of forest businesses and decision-making for public and private forest organisations. Students will be required to work as part of a team to investigate a forested area, analyse appropriate forest information and prepare and present a balanced forest plan that includes recommendations for future management options. Content includes:

  • commercial objectives of forestry enterprises;

  • management of forest businesses and decision-making;

  • advanced budgeting, financial management and valuation, and assessment of silvicultural options;

  • long-term and short-term planning systems;

  • linear programming and simulation models for forest planning;

  • cost-competitiveness and technological improvement;

  • marketing and product mix;

  • development of multi-purpose management plans for native, industrial, farm or community forests.


A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (30%), oral presentation (20%) and 2000-word report (20%) on selected paper, group forest planning assignment (30%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

  • Forest Management (L S Davis and K N Johnston)
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Forest Science/Bachelor of Science

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