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Silviculture within protected areas: forest utilizations in the National Park

Author(s): Andreatta G

Journal: Forest@
ISSN 1824-0119

Volume: 4;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 355;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Silviculture | Parks | Nature conservation | Dolomites | Forest management.

The "Dolomiti Bellunesi" National Park extends over 31150 ha, of which about 15700 ha are woodland. About 10000 ha are of direct silvicultural interest. According to the Veneto Regional Act no. 25/1997, the Park Authority has approved the resolution no. 116/1997 providing for the administrative procedures regulating the allowed silvicultural interventions, which refer to cuts of less than 100 m within high forest stands and to cuts of less than 2.5 ha within coppice stands. The National Forest Service is in charge of the advisory technical support to the landowners and of the control of the woodlot cuts. According to the adopted rules, silvicultural interventions can meet the requirements of both timber production and environmental protection. This case study demonstrates that silviculture may be suitably applied even in areas designated for nature conservation, like the considered National Park.
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