Forest harvesting practice in timber concessions in Suriname

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Symbols, acronyms, abbreviations and exchange rate

1. Introduction

2. Description of study area

2.1 General information
2.2 Description of study plots

3. Description of current forest harvesting practice

3.1 Planning of harvesting operations
3.2 Forest road planning
3.3 Forest road construction and maintenance
3.4 Pre-harvest field survey
3.5 Felling operations
3.6 Extraction system
3.7 Operations at the landing
3.8 Long-distance transport

4. Labour force and compensation of workers

5. Description of the logging equipment

6. Study methodology and analysis of data

6.1 Work and time study on felling and extraction
6.2 Estimating production rates in felling and extraction
6.3 Cost estimates for harvesting operations
6.4 Estimated wood waste
6.5 Estimated damage to residual trees
6.6 Qualitative assessment of environmental impacts
6.7 Canopy gaps

7. Discussion of results-progress towards environmentally sound forest harvesting


Appendix 1. List of tree species

Potentially commercial tree species
Protected tree species

Appendix 2. Time study data for felling operations

Appendix 3. Time study data for extraction operations

Appendix 4. Stem and crown damage data