Forest Planning and Business Management

Subject 220-418 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

June, - 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, 36 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: Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time): 120 hours.
Prerequisites: None
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:


Mr Mark Stewart
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;

  • marketing and product mix;

  • integrating non-wood values into commercial forest management.

Assessment: Oral presentation (20%) and two 2500 word reports (40% each).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:
  • Forest Management (L S Davis and K N Johnston)
  • Mathematical Programming for Natural Resource Management (Dennis P. Dykstra) McGraw-Hill, 1984.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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