LIFE Forest Fit for Future

Development of management tools

Existing forest management planning systems are based on growth models for even-aged, monoculture forests in a clear-cut system followed by replanting. As CNF is aiming to generate unevenaged, mixed-species forests, this is a not an optimal basis for decision makers to enter into CNF and those already practicing CNF are in need of updated tools.

The activity includes the following elements:

  • Adaptation of growth models and economic models
  • Assessment of robustness effects
  • Remote sensing technique adapted to natural / heterogeneous stands
  • Develop cost-effective CO2 and biodiversity indicators
  • Develop concept for close-to-nature management planning and testing it in three private forests.