Are sustainability indicators appropriate for planted forests?

The paper provides a summary and comparative analysis of the FORSEE project results. The FORSEE project, which ran from 2003-2006, studied indicators for sustainable forest management at a regional scale. A full set of internationally agreed criteria and indicators from MCPFE (now known as FOREST EUROPE) was tested over a network of pilot zones in eight Atlantic regions: Aquitaine, Castilla y Leon, Galicia, Basque Country, Ireland, Portugal Centre (Lousa), Navarra, and Portugal Centre (Sousa Valley).

The FORSEE project was co-funded by the INTERREG IIIB Atlantic area and regional donors: Conseil regional d’Aquitaine, Gobierno de Navarra, Govierno vasco, Junta de Castilla y Leon and Xunta de Galicia.

EFI Discussion Paper 16, Are MCPFE Indicators Suitable for Planted Forests? by Jean-Louis Martres, Jean-Michel Carnus and Christophe Orazio is available to download as a pdf file here.

Further information: Christophe Orazio (firstname.lastname(at)efi.int)

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