FORE422-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Forest Harvest Planning

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
19 Feb 2018 - 24 Jun 2018

Description

Harvest planning and analysis of harvesting systems. Machine capability and requirements. Impacts of terrain and stand variables on harvest systems. Ground-based planning including SKIDPC. Advanced cable yarding planning with CYANZ. Landing design and layout. Contract supervision and workforce management. Production planning and control systems.

Harvest planning for forest operations is an important aspect of the management of commercial forests. This course will allow students to become familiar with how harvest planning fits into the forest cycle, as well as understand the requirements and considerations of harvest planning from small woodlots through to large coupes.

Important elements covered in the class include:

• Understanding capabilities and limitations of different harvesting systems and the operational conditions in which each system is best deployed.
• Environmental regulations and environmental best management practices.
• Methods of estimating harvest system production rates and costs.

Students will develop harvest plans using CYANZ harvest planning software. The course will also cover the practical aspects of contract supervision and workforce management between forest owners/managers and their harvesting contractors. Finally, students will be given an understanding of management approaches and systems used to control woodflow, to manage system breakdowns and for production quality control.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • Understand how harvest planning fits into the forest management cycle;
  • Understand the requirements and considerations of harvest planning from small woodlots through to large coupes;
  • Understand the capabilities, operating requirements and imitations of different harvesting systems and the operational conditions in which each system is best deployed;
  • Understand how to estimate harvest system production rates and costs;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the CYANZ harvest planning software;
  • Understand the requirements for landing design and layout;
  • Understand the practical aspects of contract supervision and workforce management between forest owners/managers and their harvesting contractors; and
  • Understand management approaches and systems used to control wood flow, to manage system breakdowns and for production quality control.

Pre-requisites

FORE205 (01 Jan 2010 - present) or FORE305 (01 Jan 2009 - present) or FORE305 (01 Jan 2009 - present)

Restrictions

ENFO422

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 101 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 260 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 111 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 18:00 Forestry 152 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun

Course Coordinator

Rien Visser

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Course Participation 5%
RMA, ECop and Health and Safety 15%
Woodlot Harvest Plan 15%
Harvest Operation Analysis Report 15%
Cable Yarding Harvest Plan (chps) 10%
Mid-Year Exam 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,059.00

International fee $4,363.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Forestry.

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  • FORE422-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018