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Land degradation restoration and management Short Course

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Understand how to better manage land and how to rehabilitate degraded areas. 

Land degradation occurs through both natural and human induced processes, with many problems arising from poor human management.
This course consists of seven lessons covering the scope and nature of land management, land degradation and rehabilitation, managing soils, managing water, managing plants, managing animal populations, maintenance and natural regeneration.

Understanding the ways in which land degrades is key to minimising or preventing these problems and to providing rehabilitation strategies.

COURSE LESSONS

This course covers7 lessons:

LESSON 1 SCOPE AND NATURE OF LAND MANAGEMENT

  • Causes of Land Degradation
  • Broad Principles of Sustainable Land Management
  • Harnessing the People
  • Careers in Land Management

LESSON 2 LAND DEGRADATION & REHABILITATION

  • Forms of Land Degradation and Their Control
  • Land Rehabilitation Management
  • Mining Sites
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Land Management Programs
  • The Importance of Trees on Farms
  • Ecosystem Conservation

LESSON 3 MANAGING SOILS

  • Soil Fertility
  • Physical and Chemical Factors Affecting Nutrient Availability
  • Biological Factors Affecting Soil Fertility
  • Improved Nutrient Management
  • Loss of Soil Fertility
  • Understanding Soil Analysis
  • Sampling Soil
  • Strategies for Tackling Soil Degradation
  • Conservation Tillage and Crop Residue Management
  • Soil Biological Management
  • Land Management Using Alternative Farming Techniques
  • Using Organic Principles to Overcome Soil Problems
  • Using Plants To Extract Contamination

LESSON 4 MANAGING WATER

  • Water Erosion
  • Water Reuse And Recycling
  • Wastewater Treatment

LESSON 5 MANAGING PLANTS

  • Controlling Plants
  • Using Plants For Erosion Control
  • Planning Rehabilitation
  • Plant Selection And Establishment
  • Plant Varieties
  • The Economics of Plant Selection
  • Planting Preparation - Soil Cultivation
  • Cultivation Machinery & Tools
  • Planting Techniques
  • Other Techniques
  • Soil And Water
  • Types of Water Wastage
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Coping With Dry Conditions
  • Plant Protection Methods
  • Weed Management
  • Crop Rotations

LESSON 6 MANAGING ANIMAL POPULATIONS

  • Creating Habitat Corridors For Wildlife
  • Wildlife Conservation

LESSON 7 AFTERWARDS

  • Plant Associations
  • Natural Regeneration
  • FINAL ASSESSMENT

 

How does this course work?

  • Enrol any time.
  • Start studying immediately or later (as you wish).
  • Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish.
  • Work through at your own pace.
  • Help desk - contact via email any time
  • Automated self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish; and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
  • At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted online, anywhere, any time.
  • If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. 

 

Who is this course for?

  • environmental officers;
  • environmentalists;
  • field officers;
  • those interested in working with land restoration and soil management.


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Land degradation restoration and management Short Course Land degradation restoration and management Short Course
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