Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

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.

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...
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...
Multi-stakeholder forest management, or collaborative forest management as it is known in Ghana, has been an initiative of the Forest Services Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana since 1992. This initiative was emphasised as a policy in the Forest Wildlife Policy of 1994. Collaboration was described by the Forestry...
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 study focuses on countries in West and Central Africa in which rain forest exists and is under some form of management, primarily for industrial wood production. The main objectives of this study, as given in the terms of reference were to: collect, compile and synthesise information on management of...
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 process of developing a Management Plan may be more or less complex depending upon the objectives of the protected area, the risks or threats to these objectives, the number of competing interests, the level of stakeholders involvement and the issues arising from outside the protected area. Whether the plan...
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...
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