Silvicultural and Socio-Economic Impact

Monitoring Silvicultural and Socio-Economic Impact of Close-to-Nature Forestry

The goal of LIFE Forfit is to collect data on various parameters to break down barriers to the introduction of close-to-nature forestry. Data collection throughout the project period is therefore a crucial part of the project. The long time horizon for timber production and thus valid data is one of the reasons why the project lasts for eight years.

In action C1, a network of plots is established in 200 selected stands to measure the quantitative effect of conversion to close-to-nature forestry. Data from the network of measurement plots is collected for a systematic statistical analysis of key parameters such as species composition, forest structure, regeneration success, wildlife damage, deadwood, and micro-habitats.

The assessment of socio-economic impact is primarily based on the recreational value.