20 X 20 Plots and Reconnaissance
Level 4

CFS424 20 X 20 Plots and Reconnaissance

  • Course code


  • Locations and dates

    Off Campus:

    1 September 2022
    DOC TIER 1 WORKSHOP 6/8 September - Palmerston North
    15 September 2022
    DOC TIER 1 WORKSHOP 20/22 September - Christchurch
  • Fees

    Tuition: 321.00
    Student levy: 20.00
  • Credits


This course will teach you about the Department of Conservation 20x20 plot and reconnaissance protocol (RECCE).

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This monitoring method is used to study the changes to the composition and structure of woody vegetation.

You will learn how to perform protocol skills at a minimum level to establish consistency of data collection and recording.

This course has pre-reading, hence the start date, prior to the workshop. See the workshop and study dates box below for more information.

The course will cover:

  • Background of 20x20 use
  • Establishing a 20x20 plot
  • Measuring stems
  • Relocating and re-establishing 20x20 plots
  • Re-measuring 20x20 plots
  • Carrying out a reconnaissance description on a 20x20 plot
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