Increase in human population, high demand for development and rapid urbanization continue to present significant challenges in maintaining forest cover.
It is vital to ensure that development infrastructures are environment-friendly to minimize forest and biodiversity loss and enhance sustainability. The Sustainable Forest Management Manual has been prepared to minimize the resource gap on sustainable forest management, particularly for forest users and local resource persons engaged in forest management.
In recent years, many community forests across Nepal have adopted sustainable/scientific forest management practices. With Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) a relatively new concept in Nepal, this resource book outlines the concept, silvicultural systems, management and application to facilitate adoption of SFM principles at the grassroot level while also creating a knowledge base going forward.