Environmental change and management

Environmental change and management

Investigate causes of environmental change in our south-west forests and management strategies used to address these.

Suitable for Year 10


Changing environmental worldviews have changed the way we consider and manage issues of
sustainability and environmental change. Students are introduced to the concept of sustainable forest
management and its social, economic and environmental considerations. They look for signs of change
agents and consequences of environmental change, take part in some hands-on management exercises
and carry out environmental monitoring fieldwork. Impacts and associated adaptive management
strategies identified during the excursion include land use, Phytophthora dieback, timber harvesting,
visitor management, fauna recovery and fire management.

Curriculum links:

Geography (10), Science (10), English

Additional information

  • Venue

    Wellington Discovery Forest, Wharncliffe Mill (Margaret River)
  • Year/Type

    Year 7 to 10
  • Learning area

    Geography, History, Science
  • Cross curriculum priorities

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Sustainability
  • Duration

    4 hours