FORE422-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Forest Harvest Planning

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019

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

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Forestry Head of Department

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 $1,080.00

International fee $4,575.00

* 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 .

All FORE422 Occurrences

  • FORE422-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019