Evaluating and Monitoring Social Impacts

Nicaragua (© Simon Staun)© Simon StaunGood forest management needs to take account of the impacts that different forest activities can have- both on the environment and on people. As a small or low intensity managed forest, one can reasonably be expected to devote less time and resources to social impact monitoring than large or high intensity operations.

It will often be appropriate for small individual or low intensity operations to carry out some simple monitoring of social impacts on a regular basis. Consultation and dialogue with all sectors of the community is important. This is the primary way that you will identify what the impacts of your forest operations are and possibly even how you can reduce or eliminate negative impacts and foster positive ones.

Download the briefing note below and learn more about evaluating and monitoring social impacts.


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