MOTIVE case studies look for the best adaptive management options

In order to help the forest owners in the regions to find the best adaptive management options, the MOTIVE project (Models for Adaptive Forest Management), is testing different options e.g. in thinning regimes, rotation length and species composition in ten case study areas. The results will be utilised in creating a database and offering tools for forest owners to show how their decisions may impact the future depending on the management strategies they choose. The case study areas reflect the diversity in European forests as well as the different functions they have and main risks threatening their future.

The case studies are continuing with their stakeholder meetings at the local levels to discuss not only the expectations of the stakeholders but also to give further information on the projected future with management alternatives and main threats.

Further information on the MOTIVE project and its case studies is available at http://www.motive-project.net/

Contact person: Dr Marja Kolström, marja.kolstrom(at)efi.int

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