Analysis and evaluation of forest management: a critical review of the forest management plans

  • Zoran Maunaga University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, S. Stepanovića 75A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; email: zoran.maunaga@sf.unibl.org
  • Vojislav Dukić University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, S. Stepanovića 75A, 78000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keywords: forest management plans, analysis of forest management, management period

Abstract

Analysis and assessment of forest management in the past management period, as a chapter in forest management plans, are crucial for sustainable forest management. The results of our analysis on a sample of nine forest management plans from the Republic of Srpska, clearly showed the formal character of the preparation of this chapter. Management unit areas unduly suffering constant changes. Inventories are also changing unrealistic during the management period, and large, often drastic, decrease in the forest quality remains unexplained. Growth increment changes also do not have an adequate explanation, and required importance is not attached to forest openness analysis. In the analysis of cutting plan realization, it was fortified more situations of non-compliance of legal provisions in the writing of this chapter, as well as the forest management. It is the similar situation with silvicultural works and forest protection. Forest cultures disappear because of the forest tending and thinning absence. Realization of forest wood sortiments per structure is worryingly poor. While most valuable assortments “tend to zero”, the forest waste increases. Investments not exist. Other functions and services of forests are completely neglected. There is no critical assessment of management in the past management period, which is mandatory in forest management plans.

Published
2014-12-30
Section
Professional Papers