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ENV3656 - Natural area management

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Wendy Wright


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Topics covered include the reserve system, the role of government, flora and fauna management and protection, indigenous land management, fire ecology and management, human environmental impacts, ecotourism, and general management strategies.


On completion of this unit students will be conversant with the basic ecological, conservation, social economic and management principles that are necessary to formulate a management plan for a natural area such as a national park; appreciate the role of government and legislation in this planning activity; and use knowledge of the techniques for flora and fauna management, and fire and visitor management, to comment critically on natural area management issues and plans


Written assignments and practical work: 40%
End-of-semester examination: 60%

Contact hours

Equivalent of three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week plus an average of approximately 2 hours practical exercises per week (including field excursions and assignment work).