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Forest and Landscape Restoration

This module is intended for people involved in the restoration of forest cover at the landscape scale. It sets out the main steps involved in planning forest and landscape restoration, including decisions on the types of intervention to be used, where to intervene in the landscape, and how much restoration might be undertaken to achieve local-to-national objectives. The module reviews some of the technologies and institutional arrangements that are likely to be needed, and financial aspects. It provides links to tools for, and case studies of, effective restoration and rehabilitation efforts at the landscape scale.

This module was developed with the kind collaboration of the following people and/or institutions:

Initiator(s): David Lamb

Contributor(s): Cesar Sabogal - FAO, Forestry Department

Reviewer(s): Doug McGuire, Christophe Besacier - FAO, Forestry department; John Parrotta - USFS; Ronnie de Camino - CATIE; Hans Vellema, Maartje de Graaf, Ambar Hernandez - Tropenbos International; Stephanie Mansourian, John Stanturf - SER

This module was revised in 2017 to strengthen gender considerations.

Initiator(s): Gender Team in Forestry

Reviewer(s): Cristophe Besacier, Doug McGuire - FAO, Forestry Department