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Proceedings from a workshop on Sustainable forest management in tropical forests of Guyana

Abstract

Guyana officials were certain that an efficient forest management could yield economic benefits to the country, while still allowing for the sustainability of its forest resources. Standards will be set in a Code of Practice (COP). Lectures, presented in the proceeding, were mixed with group discussions and finally the 26 participants gave their written view of `What has to be done in Guyana and by whom?`. Amerindians wanted their own foresters should be recruited to oversee the activities on their own land. Bushmilling need to be controlled but not banned. Monitoring timber products and control of hunting should be stricter. COP should set standards for the residual stand. Environmental Protection Agency wanted more research and training, with aim of self-monitoring capability for forest users. Forest Products Association recommended government to co-operate for refinement of: training, mapping of resources, harvesting plans, concession agreements, road building, and bushmilling. Forestry Commission wanted concession allocation procedures to be reviewed: zonation of chainsaw activities, protection of small-scale operators, management plans. COP should be revised and tested in practice. Suggestion about standards for residual stand should be considered. ORGUT Lecturers recommended a standard for residual stand, a vertical and horizontal spot density measure. Based on that  More>>
Authors:
Hagner, Mats; [1]  Maluenda, J [2] 
  1. ed.; Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Umeaa (Sweden). Dept. of Silviculture
  2. ed.; ORGUT Consulting AB, Stockholm (Sweden)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1998
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
SLU-SSKTL-R-44; CONF-9710325-
Reference Number:
SCA: 090700; PA: SWD-99:007334; EDB-99:078148; SN: 99002120548
Resource Relation:
Conference: Sustainable forest management in tropical forests of Guyana,Mon Repos (Guyana),15-24 Oct 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1998
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; FORESTS; GUYANA; FORESTRY; TROPICAL REGIONS; HARVESTING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; 090700; RESOURCES
OSTI ID:
10147797
Research Organizations:
Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Umeaa (Sweden). Dept. of Silviculture
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0348-8969; Other: ON: DE99758255; TRN: SE9907334
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS
Submitting Site:
SWD
Size:
104 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Hagner, Mats, and Maluenda, J. Proceedings from a workshop on Sustainable forest management in tropical forests of Guyana. Sweden: N. p., 1998. Web.
Hagner, Mats, & Maluenda, J. Proceedings from a workshop on Sustainable forest management in tropical forests of Guyana. Sweden.
Hagner, Mats, and Maluenda, J. 1998. "Proceedings from a workshop on Sustainable forest management in tropical forests of Guyana." Sweden.
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title = {Proceedings from a workshop on Sustainable forest management in tropical forests of Guyana}
author = {Hagner, Mats, and Maluenda, J}
abstractNote = {Guyana officials were certain that an efficient forest management could yield economic benefits to the country, while still allowing for the sustainability of its forest resources. Standards will be set in a Code of Practice (COP). Lectures, presented in the proceeding, were mixed with group discussions and finally the 26 participants gave their written view of `What has to be done in Guyana and by whom?`. Amerindians wanted their own foresters should be recruited to oversee the activities on their own land. Bushmilling need to be controlled but not banned. Monitoring timber products and control of hunting should be stricter. COP should set standards for the residual stand. Environmental Protection Agency wanted more research and training, with aim of self-monitoring capability for forest users. Forest Products Association recommended government to co-operate for refinement of: training, mapping of resources, harvesting plans, concession agreements, road building, and bushmilling. Forestry Commission wanted concession allocation procedures to be reviewed: zonation of chainsaw activities, protection of small-scale operators, management plans. COP should be revised and tested in practice. Suggestion about standards for residual stand should be considered. ORGUT Lecturers recommended a standard for residual stand, a vertical and horizontal spot density measure. Based on that the concession holder could harvest what, where and when be preferred and chose the most efficient technique}
place = {Sweden}
year = {1998}
month = {Dec}
}