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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 120 hours total time commitment, 40 hours contact including fieldwork |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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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.
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This subject is concerned with demonstrating how a series of "Principles of Natural Resources Management" apply to the selection, design and implementation of on-ground river and water protection and restoration projects. The content will focus at an activity level and at a site scale. Subject material will present a range of techniques but will focus on understanding selection and applicability (rather than providing a prescriptive methodology that is better suited to written manuals). The subject will complement the new manual being written for the Department of Sustainability and Environment: "Technical Guidelines for Waterway Management".
The "Principles of Natural Resources Management" deal with:
landscape scale change,
flexible programs that are enabling not prescriptive.
Topics will include techniques for:
riparian restoration (particularly vegetation management),
controlling exotic species,
achieving environmental flows in rivers and wetlands,
maximising effectiveness of environmental flows,
managing water quality,
reconnecting rivers and floodplains,
managing sand and sediment,
erosion control, and
responding to floods, wildfires and other natural disasters.
The structured remote learning component will review available techniques and familiarise students with their selection and application as preparation for activity sessions during the four-day intensive component of the subject. Students will also work remotely on their project, which for this subject will involve the selection and application of a technique in response to a real catchment management issue from their workplace. The four-day intensive face-to-face session will focus on the knowledge needed to select and apply particular techniques and use of the "Guidelines". As the fulcrum of this session, students will select and apply techniques in real situations, with their work subject to review by a panel including specialists, a contractor, a landowner and an experienced waterway manager. There will also be a presentation dealing with managing staff, contractors, consultants and the Board.
A one-hour written test on techniques and their applicability (10 percent)
Group "site assessment" exercise. Equivalent to 1,000 words each plus participation (20 percent)
Tutorial exercises and short tests during the intensive phase (10 percent)
Individual project report(s) equivalent to a 4,000 word assignment (50 percent)
500 word (equivalent) ongoing critique of the subject's relevance to the key natural resources management principles (10 percent)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On the successful completion of this subject students will:
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