Debkov N. M., Bryukhanov A. V. The Examples of Forest Management in Secondary Forests of Western Siberia

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Keywords:
alternate strip clear-cutting, partial logging, improvement of forests stand quality, Tomsk Oblast, Omsk Oblast
Pages:
81–92

Abstract

How to cite: Debkov N. M.1, Bryukhanov A. V.2  The examples of forest management in secondary forests of Western Siberia // Sibirskij Lesnoj Zurnal (Sib. J. For. Sci.). 2017. N. 2: 81–92 (in Russian with English abstract).

DOI: 10.15372/SJFS20170209

© Debkov N. M., Bryukhanov A. V., 2017

Identifying the best practices of responsible and sustainable forest use 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 species is the key indicator for the performance of effective forest management. Conservation of rare species of plants and animals in the logged areas is not less important factor. Today the priority is given to natural forest regeneration because it provides the best opportunity to avoid unreasonable financial costs and, as a rule, is more resilient against various natural and anthropogenic factors. The article discusses various examples and logging types in secondary forests in the Tomsk and Omsk Oblast, which allow increasing the economic, environmental, and social importance of forests. On specific examples it is shown that the principle of non-interference in the green zones of settlements is erroneous and may lead to undesirable consequences. The rejection of logging in these stands, as a rule, leads to increases of the fire danger, growth of phyto- and entomological threats, the reduction of recreational appeal, etc. The use of partial logging methods suggested in the papers has allowed solving some of these problems.


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