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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.
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; andunderstand the practical aspects of contract supervision and workforce management between forest owners/managers and their harvesting contractors.
FORE205 (01 Jan 2010 - present) orFORE305 (01 Jan 2009 - present) orFORE305 (01 Jan 2009 - present)
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $1,114.00
International fee $4,938.00
* 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