Specification of National Reporting Table T3

T3 Designated functions of Forest and Other wooded land

T3.1 Rationale

The information on the designated functions is essential for efficient planning, design and implementation of forest policy and for assessment of cross-sectoral impacts. The term 'Designated function' refers to the function or purpose assigned to a piece of land either by legal prescriptions or by decision of the land owner/manager. It applies on land classified as 'Forest' and 'Other wooded land' and relates to the common thematic areas of the Criteria and Indicator processes that has been adopted as a reporting framework for FRA.

T3.2 Specification

Units and reporting years

Unit of reporting1000 hectares
Area to which reported figures referForest and Other wooded land
Reporting years1990, 2000 and 2005

Categories and definitions

1. Types of designations

CategoryDefinition
Primary functionA designated function is considered to be primary when it is significantly more important than other functions. This includes areas that are legally or voluntarily set aside for specific purposes.

Explanatory notes

  1. When reporting on ¿Primary function¿, the sum of areas should match with totals from table T1.
  2. The category ¿Multiple purpose¿ is considered as primary function when legal prescriptions and/or landowner decisions explicitly assigns functions that correspond to two or more of the designation categories and where none of these is significantly more important than the others.
Total area with functionTotal area where a specific function has been designated, regardless whether it is primary or not.

Explanatory notes

  1. When reporting on ¿Total area with function¿, the designation categories are not exclusive. Hence, areas can be counted more than once e.g.:
    1. Areas with ¿Multiple purpose¿ as primary function should be counted once for each specific function included in the ¿Multiple purpose¿.
    2. Areas with a specific designated primary function should be counted more than once if other, less significant, functions also have been designated.
  2. This column does not apply to the categories ¿Multiple purpose¿ and ¿No or unknown function¿

2. Designations categories

Category/Designated functionDefinition
ProductionForest/Other wooded land designated for production and extraction of forest goods, including both wood and non-wood forest products.
Protection of soil and waterForest/Other wooded land designated for protection of soil and water.
Conservation of biodiversity Forest/Other wooded land designated for conservation of biological diversity.
Social servicesForest/Other wooded land designated for the provision of social services.
Multiple purposeForest/Other wooded land designated to any combination of: production of goods, protection of soil and water, conservation of biodiversity and provision of social services and where none of these alone can be considered as being significantly more important than the others.
No or unknown functionForest/Other wooded land for which a specific function has not been designated or where designated function is unknown.

Current and past definitions are available onFRA 2005 Terms and Definitions

Reporting table template

FRA 2005 categories/Designated functionsArea (1000 hectares)
Primary functionTotal area with function
199020002005199020002005
Forest





Production





Protection of soil and water





Conservation of biodiversity





Social services





Multiple purpose


not app.not app.not app.
No or unknown function


not app.not app.not app.
Total - Forest


not app.not app.not app.
Other wooded land





Production





Protection of soil and water





Conservation of biodiversity





Social services





Multiple purpose


not app.not app.not app.
No or unknown function


not app.not app.not app.
Total - Other wooded land


not app.not app.not app.

Internal consistency

The total area of 'Forest' and 'Other wooded land' must match with corresponding figures from national reporting table T1.
last updated:  Monday, March 1, 2004