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Forest Management Planning

Welcome to the Forest Management Planning Module. This module is intended for forest owners and managers wishing to plan SFM activities and to enable monitoring and control.

The module provides information and links to tools and case studies, to guide users in planning the implementation of SFM at the forest management unit level.

The project "Sustainable Management of Indigenous Forests" was designed in response to increasing deforestation and forest degradation due to unsustainable utilization of forest resources resulting from the need to satisfy basic human needs. Deforestation and forest degradation was threatening people?s livelihoods and the sustainability of forest resources. The objective of...
Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi is a video lecture series designed to be a primer on forest management for private landowners. Each of the 13 stand-alone videos address a topic from the Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi book, which can be downloaded at msucares.com. Viewers are encouraged to...
Buffer zones
09 February 2015
The video shows effects and benefits for landscape and biodiversity to have an untouched buffer zone of a few metres between waterways and felling sites.
Simply transferring to other settings developed countries' sophisticated tools of modern forest management can be inappropriate. In a pilot program in Zambia, traditional knowledge of forest products is combined with satellite images, GPS, and GIS to adapt inventories and maps for forest management planning. The example used is the Cooperative...
Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi is a video lecture series designed to be a primer on forest management for private landowners. Each of the 13 stand-alone videos address a topic from the Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi book, which can be downloaded at msucares.com. Viewers are encouraged to...
Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi is a video lecture series designed to be a primer on forest management for private landowners. Each of the 13 stand-alone videos address a topic from the Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi book, which can be downloaded at msucares.com. Viewers are encouraged to...
Forest management plan
09 February 2015
A Forest Management Plan is a document drawn up by a professional. It tells the forest owner what operations should be carried out in the forest and when. It provides the forest owner with information on economics and nature management. It may also be done in digital format. This video...
The Forest Management Planning requirements of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) are designed not only to help the concessionaire address all the factors involved in timber production, and to accomplish objectives; but also to demonstrate to the GFC (and to commercial banks), that he/she is aware of all the variables...
The Forest Management Planning Manual prescribes the requirements for Ontario’s forest management planning system including a detailed description of the planning process and the products. The forest management planning cycle, established by the manual, consists of planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting. The reporting component of this planning system includes evaluation...
This manual is specifically dedicated to yield regulation. The objective of yield regulation is to calculate the amount of timber that may be harvestedannually, or periodically, from a specified forest area over a stated period of time inaccordance with the principle of sustained yield and other management objectives. Itincludes the...
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