Nepal: Transition from passive to active and equitable management of community forests

This paper demonstrates that a transition from passive to active and
equitable management of community forest is possible by adopting joint
learning processes among local forest user groups, forest officials
and local non-governmental service providers.

Such an innovative approach has the potential to address several issues that underlie passive management: underutilization of forest, protection oriented forest management, overstocked forest (dense) vis-a-vis deficit supply of forest products, poorly designed silvicultural practices, poor planning of forest management, inadequate and restrictive forest inventory guideline, and limited recognition of forest management knowledge of locally trained resource persons.

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We present evidence of the processes and outcomes of active management being promoted by Community Forest User Groups (CFUGs) in Nepal, drawing on the evidence from Livelihoods and Forestry Programme (LFP) area.

The transition to active management is demonstrated through an
assessment of revisions made in the community forest operational plans
(OP). Key revisions identified include, among others: site specific
forest management treatments, development of products utilization
plans, non-timber forest products management, conservation of
biodiversity and water resources, and creation of more equitable rules
regarding forest product sharing.

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rajesh khadkaJuly 15th, 2012 at 3:46 am

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