Simple Monitoring Methods

Monitoring is a requirement of good forest management

Brazil (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Monitoring is a requirement of good forest management. The main reason to monitor is to improve your practices by identifying changes in the forest (e.g. in plant and animal populations, or in the services that the forest provides) and understanding the impacts of your forest management on important forest areas (e.g. HCVFs), on forest ecosystem services (e.g. climate regulation, erosion prevention) and on the lives of people and communities.

You can then take the knowledge of these changes and your impacts and incorporate it into your management plans. This will help you make better decisions about forest operations and avoid non-compliance with FSC certification.

Download the briefing note below and learn more about simple monitoring methods.


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