Forest management planning in structurally rich forests – pilot project VaV/620/4/00
Ministry of Environment, Czech Republic
2000 - 2002
The project aims at elaborating new approaches in forest management planning corresponding with the development and application of near natural management methods, chiefly in the territories of national parks, protected landscape areas, and territorial systems of ecological stability. To verify the elaborated methods of the renewal of Forest Management Plans (FMPs), a pilot experiment is being conducted in a selected location of the Podyjí National Park involving preliminary testing which took place in the territory of the Konopiště forest establishment, Říčany forest district. The output of the project's solution will be a detailed methodology for the elaboration of a Forest Management Plan by way of new procedures designed for structurally rich forests. The methodology to be put forward will be documented by the results of the pilot experiment that was carried out in the territory of the Konopiště forest establishment, Říčany forest district. These results will determine the time demands of the individual methodological steps in the process of FMP preparation and will hence enable the calculation of cost for the application of practical methodology. The pilot experiment will further provide examples of FMP output elaborated in line with the new methodology (forestry maps, forest management records, etc.).