Study on management of provincial forest in Korea

Soo Im Choi, Hag Mo Kang, Noriko Sato, Hyun Kim

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While Korean provincial forest is 154,000 ha corresponding to 2.4% of total forest area, 6,380,000 ha, continuous investment has been given to formation of forest management basis such as forest road construction and forestation and it helps local economy via lending, permission for use, and paid or non-paid donation of forest product to local residents In addition, although it seems that functions and roles of provincial forest such as absorption of demand for forest leisure will be increased further, there is actually few direct study on management form and use of provincial forest Thus, management and utilization forms were investigated against 5 provincial forests in the whole country As results, it was found that average annual revenue of 4 provinces excluding 1,500 million won from sale of provincial forest in Chungnam was 92 million won and the mean estimated expenditures was 2,838 million won Although the area of lending and use permission of national forest accounted for 4.5% of total area of national forest, the subjected 5 provinces accounted for 3.3% The average earning of the 5 provinces from their provincial property was 51.61 million won, which was very low level, accounting for 1.8% of the average annual expenditure of 5 provinces, 2,838 million won Therefore, it was considered that for future development of provincial forest, positive efforts for marketing the thinned wood and byproducts for securing estimated revenues that was markedly lower than the annual expenditures would be necessary in addition to intensive use of provincial forest by expanding further lending and use permission to their residents Finally, in order to suggest developmental measures for provincial forest of each province concretely it was identified that there was a need for analysis on multilateral aspects such as forest type, long term management goal, and environmental conditions by provincial forests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-505
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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