ENV3711 - Natural area management - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Gippsland School of Applied Science and Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Chris Thompson


Dr Wendy Wright

Not offered in 2018


ENV1722 and six points of level two ENV units


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, forest management and general management strategies.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe 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, state park or state forest;
  2. Explain the role of government and legislation in this planning activity;
  3. Critically evaluate natural area management issues and plans using knowledge of the techniques for flora and fauna management, and fire and visitor management.


Written assignments and practical work: 40%

Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

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

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