Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Forest Management Monitoring

This module is intended for forest owners and managers involved in monitoring forest management. It introduces the concepts and common methods of monitoring and provides links to tools and case studies. 

Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. To support and improve decision-making on climate change mitigation and adaptation, access to robust data and information is key. The role of the forest sector and the availability of comprehensive forest-related data are supporting long-term planning, implementation and monitoring of...
The Republic of Costa Rica is a Central American country largely covered by tropical forest that exhibits high biodiversity. The country has made many efforts to conserve its forests and biodiversity, although in most cases forest and agricultural resources have been independently assessed. Nevertheless, the interdependence of forest, biodiversity and...
The Local Unit Criteria and Indicators Development (LUCID) test was a collaborative initiative among eight national forests, their leadership teams, and the Inventory and Monitoring Institute (IMI). IMI has a wealth of additional material available about the LUCID Test Project, its results, toolkit, and implementation strategies. To better serve diverse...
In the past decade, understanding of the importance and role of monitoring in tropical forest management has changed significantly. Monitoring is no longer the exclusive purview of forest managers and scientists. Now local people are working with professionals to develop and implement programs together. This collaboration changes the dynamic of...
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Central African country, the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation is a major national strategic priority. Previously, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has had limited technical capacity to produce the tools necessary for monitoring forest cover and changes and for...