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UC Forest Engineering Professional Development Courses 2019

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School of Forestry

University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, 8140

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These four consecutive 1-day courses are designed to provide up-to-date information in a structured learning environment for practicing foresters, i.e. those actively engaged in the forest industry. Participants may sign up for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 courses.

Courses (more detail on each course below):

  1. Mon: An Introduction to LiDAR analysis in ArcGIS

  2. Tue: Designing stream crossings, sizing culversts and introduction to RoadEng

  3. Wed: Managing Harvesting Residues

  4. Thu: Working on Steep Slopes with Winch-Assist

Each course starts at 8:30am and finishes approx. 4pm. The cost is $330 (incl. GST) per person per day or $1025 (incl. GST) for all four. Cost includes all teaching materials, use of SOF facilities, as well as morning tea and lunch. Course number is capped at 30 for each day. Email rien.visser@canterbury.ac.nz for more information.

Note: Accommodation is your own responsibility, but the Academy Motel (03 351 9347) is located on Creyke Rd across from the University, but also many along Riccarton Rd are in walking distance.


An Introduction to LiDAR analysis in ArcGIS

Mon 11th Nov – Instructor: Justin Morgenroth

This course provides an introduction to working with LiDAR data in ArcGIS. A very brief theoretical lecture about LiDAR data will be followed by hands-on activities in the computer lab. Participants will learn how to manage, visualise, and undertake basic LIDAR data analysis. We will create common surfaces like digital terrain models and canopy height models and learn how these LiDAR-derived surfaces can help improve forest management practices. This includes preparing an area for the road design the next day. No prior experience using ArcGIS or LiDAR data is necessary, and each participant will be able to work individually on a desktop computer in the School of Forestry’s computer lab.


Designing stream crossings and planning for low-impact roads using RoadEng

Tue 12th Nov: Instructors: Rien Visser and Dean Neilson

This course focuses on two aspects of improved forest road design. First, designing stream crossings by understanding advantages of different options, common Best Management Practices (BMPs) for installation, as well as calculating storm flow rates (consistent with NES-PF) for culvert sizing. Second, the benefit of road layout planning will be demonstrated using case studies as well as with RoadEng (using LiDAR data). This will be aligned with earthwork plan requirements in the NES-PF. Both aspects will be taught using example data; participants will step through culvert sizing spreadsheet using TM61 and the Rational Method as well as lay out a short road section in steep terrain using RoadEng in our computer lab.

Managing Harvest Residues

Wed 13th Nov: Instructors: Rien Visser and Campbell Harvey

This course provides an overview of the issues around harvest residue (slash) management. It steps through definitions and what we know about the harvest residues that accumulate during operations. Participants will be familiarised with guideline material and shown how to create an effective slash management plan (as required by the NES-PF). It will also highlights biomass market opportunities, quality parameters and supply chains options. A risk management approach, based on hydrological response, with also be taught. Three case studies from around NZ will be presented that highlight proactive measures for pragmatically managing harvest residues.

Working on Steep Slopes with Winch-Assist

Thu 14th Nov: Instructor: Rien Visser

This course provides an overview of machine development for operating safely and effectively on steep slopes. It will establish methods for determining operating limits with regard to slope and soil strength, as well as review technical details for operating winch-assist machinery. Current ACOP guidelines as they relate to steep slope harvesting will be reviewed. Weather permitting, an afternoon field trip will visit a local winch-assist operation to discuss operational and technical aspects. Note: this course will start at 8am and finishes at 5pm to allow for travel time ot the forest.

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