FORE422-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Forest Harvest Planning

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

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;
  • be able to integrate Māori cultural values and consultation into the harvest planning process;
  • assess the capabilities, operating requirements and limitations 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 cable harvest planning software;
  • understand the requirements for landing design and layout; and
  • understand the practical aspects of contract supervision and workforce management between forest owners/managers and their harvesting contractors.

Pre-requisites

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

Restrictions

ENFO422

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 17:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May

Course Coordinator

Rien Visser

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Course Participation 5%
ACOP Health and Safety Assignment 10%
Woodlot Harvest Plan 15%
RMA and NES-PF 10%
Cable Yarding Harvest Plan (chps) 10%
Mid-Year Exam 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,102.00

International fee $4,800.00

* 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.

All FORE422 Occurrences

  • FORE422-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020