Course code MežZ6022

Credit points 4

Forestry Work Planning

Total Hours in Course160

Number of hours for lectures32

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes32

Independent study hours96

Date of course confirmation14.03.2017

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers


Aleksandrs Saveļjevs

Dr. sc. ing.

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Ziedonis Sarmulis

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

The study course introduces to the technology, machinery and other working tools which are used and recommended for forest wetland management. The main object of cognition is technology appropriate to the ecosystem and possible to save it. End of the course work is a technological plan, depending on the conditions.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After studying the course the student will have:
• Knowledge of the relevant activities in wetland forest husbandry,using the methods to be able to keep this forest ecosystem properties.
• Skills the ability to predict consequences and analyse how to avoid wetland forest ecosystem irreversible damage, as the result of forest husbandry activities, and to control the suitability of technological planning in the stated forest conditions.
• Competence to explain and justify the proposals for different working operations by technological methods, or to improve the results to be obtained, and their usefulness in wetland forests.

Compulsory reading

1. Pēšons P.Ē. Mežizstrādes darbi komandā. 1. un 2.daļa. Tulkojums Staņa K. CO Print EU. 2012.253 lpp; 337 lpp.
2. Sarmulis Z, Saveļjevs A. Meža darbi un tehnoloģijas. Jelgava: Studentu biedrība "Šalkone", 2015. 146 lpp.
3. Musitalo I. Introduction to Forest Operations and Technology. JVP Forest System. 2010.

Further reading

1. Kopšanas ciršu rokasgrāmata. Autoru kolektīvs: A. Grīnvalds ... u.c. LVM. Rīga: Latvijas valsts meži, 2008. 103 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas Koks. ISSN 1407-6667
2. International Forest Industries. ISSN 1392-1355
3. Mežzinātne. ISSN 1407-270X.