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Kovalev A. P., Orlov A. M., Lashina E. V., Grishchenova Yu. A. The Condition and Prospects for the Use of Forest Resources at Primorsky Krai

industrial logging, forest complex of Prmor’e, forest use, forest cover, forest products


UDC 630*0

How to cite: Kovalev A. P., Orlov A. M., Lashina E. V., Grishchenova Yu. A. The condition and prospects for the use of forest resources at Primorsky Krai // Sibirskij Lesnoj Zurnal (Sib. J. For. Sci.). 2019. N. 5. P. … (in Russian with English abstract).

DOI: 10.15372/SJFS20190502

© Kovalev A. P., Orlov A. M., Lashina E. V., Grishchenova Yu. A., 2019

Received 17.03.2019

The characteristic of forest resources of one of the most forest-provided subjects of Russia - Primorsky Krai is given. Currently, despite the presence of a large area covered by forest – 77 % of the total area of ​​the region, the diversity of wood and non-timber resources is a low-quality component of forests. Practically all operational plantations and part of protective forests are covered by industrial logging and most of the time. Now they are represented by degraded, often low-grade tree stands. This is due to the fact that of all types of forest use, the most important in the region is harvesting and processing of wood, which account for more than 80 % of all forestry income. Along with woody forest management, the effective development of the forest complex is associated with the use of non-timber resources, food and medicinal plants (although this market is predominantly shadow), as well as with the use of the territory of the forest fund for geological study of the subsoil and mining. At the same time, the depletion of forest resources, caused by their extensive use in the near future, can lead to a significant decrease in timber harvesting, a decrease in the ecological and protective potential of the territory. It is necessary to pay attention now to more rational forest management, the creation of specialized farms with the procurement of not only wood, but also non-wood food and medicinal forest products.

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