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Students, individually and in small groups, will make a comprehensive study of an actual management case and will produce and present a plan for the management of a specified forest or conservation area.
The Case Study is an opportunity for students to bring together the knowledge gained through forestry studies. Constraints are provided to make the Case Study as realistic as practicable. The aim is to develop analytical reasoning and test creativity and practicality using a real forestry problem. It is not a test of student's ability to gather the latest detailed bit of information. The general objectives of the course are:• to synthesize previous coursework and fieldwork in order to independently analyze and report on a specified forest management problem for a New Zealand client. The exercise will incorporate ecological, silvicultural, financial and market realities; and• to successfully communicate that plan in both written form and orally to the client.
Students will have gained experience in:Integrating and applying forestry knowledge;Carrying out a consultancy in which the student analyses information and produces reports for a client;Managing time and operating in a structured and systematic way; and Working as part of a team.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
The Forestry Science 4th Year field trip is closely aligned with this course and attendance on that field trip is compulsory. The location for the field trip will be notified at the commencement of the course. The dates will be pencilled in around November each year (and are expected to be in the 1st Term break), but confirmation will not be available until the commencement of the course.
Case Study assessment is generally broken down into four group tasks (client reports), a field trip report, oral presentations and a group dynamics report.
Domestic fee $2,469.00
International fee $10,116.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Forestry