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21-23 MARCH 2017

Final OpenNESS Annual Meeting in Smolenice, Slovakia

Case 07 - Forest management in Carpathian Mountains

Please read the OpenNESS case study booklet 'Ecosystem services in operation' for the final outcomes of the cases. More detailed information about the cases and the tools and methods used can be found on Oppla: www.oppla.eu

The Bucegi Natural Park plan is focused on the interaction of anthropogenic and natural factors, and promotes harmonizing the traditional land use and the creation of a well-organized framework for knowhow on sustainable natural resources exploitation, mainly mountain forests, in accordance with the requirements on forest biodiversity and naturalness conservation.

There are numerous pressures of land owners due to inappropriate forest exploitation, leading to severe environmental issues, and negative consequences on soil and landscape biodiversity. In addition, new problems emerge from tourism infrastructure development (e.g. sky tracks, lodging and road construction) which may have a significant impact on forest ecosystems health and on the environment. The inter-sectorial comparison is vital for protecting ES in order to sustainable use NC in assuring human well-being.

The methods and concepts tested during the implementation of the case study will consist in workshops for the stakeholders to identify key forest ecosystem services, and to elaborate methods for quantifying of ES, and cost-benefit analyses of trade-offs between timber production, aesthetic value and biodiversity.