The New Planning Approach and Criteria Used for Sustainable Forest Management in Turkey


Asan U.

FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: SOCIOECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DIMENSIONS, vol.11, pp.193-212, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

Abstract

This chapter outlines a new approach to planning for multifunctional forest management objectives in Turkey. It describes the term 'functional planning', and the criteria that should be used to determine sustainable forest management in Turkey. The functional planning approach was developed to better balance demand for timber production as well as the protective functions of the forests such as erosion control, water yield, visual effect, recreational use, wildlife habitats and biodiversity.