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The examples of responsible forest use in secondary forests of Western Siberia  [2017]

Debkov, N.M., Russian Academy of Sciences. Siberian Branch, Tomsk (Russian Federation). Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems Bryukhanov, A.V., Russian Academy of Sciences. Siberian Branch, Krasnoyarsk (Russian Federation). The V.N. Sukachiev Inst. of Forest Science

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Identifying the best practices of responsible and sustainable forest management is an important aspect for possible learning of experience and replication of the most interesting examples in forestry. Qualitative and timely reforestation of disturbed areas with economically valuable (desired) species is the key indicator for effective forest management if providing a due level of natural biodiversity and preservation of rare species of plants and animals occurred in the cut area. . Different logging types in secondary forests in the Tomsk and Omsk regions, which allowed increasing the economic, environmental, and social importance of forests are considered. There are given examples of logging maturity and old-growth stands preserving the second layer and forest thinners, felling to care for mixed young trees, free felling in protection forests. A priority should be given to natural regeneration, as it allows avoiding unreasonable financial expenditures, and successfully smoothing the effect of different natural and anthropogenic factors. By specific examples it is shown that different types of logging may be naturally regenerated, both by preserving the preliminary increment generations during forest harvesting operations, the second layer and forest thinners, and by the following regenerating with coniferous and deciduous trees. An original method of carrying out of forest management actions in green zones of inhabited localities to preserve the full comp
lex of forest protection functions. Thereby the recreation attraction of stands increases and their natural fire danger reduce, which is rather urgent for areas with a great anthropogenic load. It is concluded that most forest harvesting companies have a possibility to manage economically effective and ecologically sustainable forestry.

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Siberian Journal of Forest Science

ISSN : 2311-1410