Forest Management

"Forest Management" helps to improve flood and drought protection as well as to reduce the risk of economic losses in forests due to climate change using various forest management techniques.

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    Short description of measure

    Problem to be solved: Flooding, drought, erosion of soil, economic losses in forests due to climate change

    Goal, potential objective: Development of an adapted forest structure regarding increasing weather extremes to promote stabilisation of water balance and improvement of flood protection; reduced vulnerability of the forests against weather extremes

    Developmental steps: Detecting high risk areas; implementation of goals in the provincial development plan; promotion of individual strategies

    Instruments, implementation mechanism: Diversification of species; choice of tree species; near-natural forest management; underbrush cultivation; mixed forest; different age of trees; population density of deer

    Area of implementation: Local, provincial

    Responsibilities: Local and provincial forest agency

    Time horizon: Long term

    Economic aspects: Reduction of costs for passive protective measures from liabilities; in the long term necessary to optimise the economic situation

    Promoters, obstacles, risks: Resistance of agricultural producers; uncertainties in projections; market influence

    Side effects: Higher resistance to vermins; increase in biodiversity; less air pollution

    Bridge to mitigation: Stabilisation of forests as CO2 sinks; wood as energy source