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Land degradation restoration and management Short Course

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Land is used by people for all sorts of things; from building cities to farming and mining. Any of these activities can however will change the land, sometimes for the better, but sometimes for the worse. Along with the activity of man, natural disasters such as floods, drought, cyclones and volcanic eruptions can cause damage to land.

This course teaches you about things that can be done to better care for the land, countering negative impacts such as these and improving  long term viability, sustainability, health and productivity of a site.

 

 

This course covers the following 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 1 additional reading
Review what you have been learning

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 2 additional reading
Review what you have been learning

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
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 4 MANAGING WATER
Water Erosion
Water Reuse And Recycling
Wastewater Treatment
Review what you have been learning

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
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 6 MANAGING ANIMAL POPULATIONS 
Creating Habitat Corridors For Wildlife
Wildlife Conservation 
Lesson 6 additional reading
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 7 AFTERWARDS 
Plant Associations
Natural Regeneration 
Review what you have been learning
Final Assessment

FINAL ASSESSMENT



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