Scientific Summaries


Scientific Summary 106 in IUFRO News Vol. 42, Double Issue 6&7, July 2013

Sustainable interventions in mountainous forest areas represent a key issue and demand a deep understanding of the relationship between products, management practices and site susceptibility.

Participants of the conference of IUFRO Research Group 3.06.00 on "Forest Operations in Mountainous Conditions" that was held from June 2-5, 2013 in Honne/Lillehammer, Norway, discussed the need for innovative forests operations in mountainous terrain to ensure the sustainable utilization of forest resources.

Impacts and effects of management options have to be considered as guiding lines to sustainably harvest timber resources in mountainous forests. This is of particular importance because of the strategic role these forests play in biodiversity conservation and in watershed hydrology and also considering the future energy constraints.

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Sustainable Forest Operations in Mountainous Terrain

By Raffaele Cavalli, Coordinator of IUFRO Research Group 3.06.00;
Bruce Talbot, Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee

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