Factsheet: Forest arrangement and formulation of forest management plan as well as forest exploitation

Forest arrangement and formulation of forest management plan as well as forest exploitation

Key Information
The purpose of this Regulation (Government Regulation No. 3/2008 on the amendment to Government Regulation No. 6/2007) is to design and plan activities related to forest arrangement and making of forest management plan including forest exploitation throughout forest areas. Activities shall be carried out by the following organizations: Conservation Forest Management (KPHK), Protection Forest Management (KPHL) and Production Forest Management (KPHP). Functions and tasks of the organizations are set out in the Regulation. A forest management plan, including long-term and short-term forest management plans, shall be made based on the results of forest arrangement activities carried out in each forest management organization. The Regulation also provides for the issuance of licences for the exploitation of conservation forests, protected forests and production forests and for licensees rights and obligations. In order to protect the state’s rights to forest products and forest conservation, there shall be a control of the marketing of forest products through their proper administration. The remaining part of this Regulation contains provisions related to administrative sanctions and provisions of miscellaneous nature. Amendments have been made to articles 6-8, 13, 14, 25, 26, 29, 33, 36, 38, 40, 44, 50, 52-54, 57, 61, 62, 65, 70, 71, 74, 75, 81, 96, 118, 120, 128-130, 132, 133 and 141 dealing with the following matters: forest management areas; forest management plans; utilization of environmental services in protected forests and production forests; collection of non-timber forest products in protected forests; validity period of licences to exploit forests in protected and production forests; utilization of timber forest products in production forests; utilization of non-timber forest products inside timber estates in production forests; rights and obligations of holders of licences to exploit forests; extension and termination of licences; distribution and marketing of forest products; and administrative sanctions.
Stimulate sustainable forest management. Regulate reforestation or afforestation.

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