The focus of this course is to illustrate how woodlands provide a rich wildlife habitat, a wealth of recreational opportunities and significant financial return when managed well. The course will offer the steps to evaluate a woodland, to consider management options - from preservation of rare species to timber harvest - and develop a conservation plan. In addition, emphasis is placed on woodland ecosystems.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify trees and shrubs by genus and species;
- Identify the physical characteristics of the landscape that will influence the growth and development of woodlands;
- Describe the relationship between the various plant and animal species that occupy woodlands;
- Develop a management plan for a woodland with specific goals, objectives and activities;
- Plan a timber harvest; and
- Expand or rehabilitate woodlands through natural regeneration and tree planting.
- Woodland Conservation
- Introduction to Plant Biology
- Ecology of Woodlands
- Management Options - Developing Goals
- Identifying Non-Tree Vegetation
- Mapping the Woodland
- Forest Health
- Wildlife Habitat
- Planning and Implementation
- Tree Harvesting
- Rare and Invasive Species
- Tree Planting
|Management Plan - Part 1||10%|
|Management Plan - Part 2||10%|
|Management Plan - Part 3||50%|
Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Sustainable Landscapes Certificate : Required Courses
*Course details are subject to change.