Forest Management Planning in the Black Forest

Countries

Germany

Duration

2019
2021

Client

Private Investor

Forest management plans are the key tool for management and planning forests in Baden-Württemberg. Harvesting operations, thinning and regeneration measures are planned in 10-year cycles. New maps are created and the state of the forests is assessed. Management plans aim to balance conflicting interests surrounding the forests such as timber production, conservation and tourism. The plans also include an assessment of recent management activities. In 2019, the biggest forest owning company in Baden- Württemberg commissioned UNIQUE with the preparation of the management plan for their 5,200-hectare private forest. The plan had a strong economic focus, but also incorporated the Natura 2000 initiative and aimed to strengthen forest resilience against climate change.

  • Detailed analysis of sample plot inventory.
  • Site-inspection, new stand delineation, update of stand data, collection of ecological data.
  • Assessment of previous management and accounting of the past decade.
  • Coordination of operative planning, proposals for solutions to particular silvicultural problems.
  • Data input, validation and approval by the board of directors and administrative board.

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