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File COLOMBIA FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 05, 2013 02:07 AM
Submitted to: USAID/Bogotá Submitted by the Chemonics consortia of: Prime International Inc. Crimson Capitol Corporación Nacional de Investigación y Fomento Forestal (CONIF) World Wildlife Fund, Forest Resource Marketing Inc., Rainforest Alliance, Renewable Resource Associates July 29, 2004 On August 11, 2003, USAID/Colombia awarded the Colombia Forestry Development Program (CFDP) to Chemonics International Inc. The CFDP forms part of USAID/Colombia’s Strategic Objective No. 2, “Promote Economic and Social Alternatives to Illicit Crop Production”. Its objectives are increased rural employment and income, improved technical capacity of participants in production chains for wood products, increased forest area under sustainable management, increased value of standing timber and returns to rural communities, and a more competitive Colombian forestry and wood products sector. The CFDP works in four forest clusters, located in the Pacific Coast of Nariño and Cauca, Bajo Atrato/Urabá, Bajo Magdalena, and Northeastern Antioquia regions. USAID/Colombia selected these regions because they contain forest resources, illicit crops, and potential markets for forest products. The program has a projected life of 36 months and a budget of US$22.7 million. The EA describes the geographic areas where project activities are to take place. It defines a program for strengthening of local institutions in environmental compliance issues and budgets for the implementation of the EP. The EA Team consisted of Team Leader Bruce Kernan, Forestry Specialist Jorge Arias, and Institutional Specialist Jaime Ospina. John Nittler of Chemonics International finalized the EA making substantial edits and modifications.
File Colombia Forestry Development Program by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 05, 2013 02:08 AM
Colombia Forestry Development Program Contract No. PCE-I-00-98-00015-00 Task Order No. 824 Forest Planning and Timber Harvesting Submitted to: U.S. Agency for International Development/Colombia Submitted by: Chemonics International Inc. February 5, 2005 The purpose of this project is (1) to assist local consultants to define timber harvesting plans for the prefeasibility analysis for the new forestry enterprise in Northeast Antioquia and (2) to guide and assist local consultants and the CFDP team in developing budgets and the schedule of investments in infrastructure and equipment associated with the new forestry enterprise. To provide wood security for the new forest enterprise, substantial new areas of plantation are to be developed. Site productivity, distance to processing center, topography, and availability of road surfacing materials will be important considerations. As part of the process to identify the most profitable locations for establishing new plantations, a transportation plan should be developed for potential areas so that the cost per m3 for access, logging, and transport can be estimated. Transportation planning will require contour maps of sufficient detail. These maps are not available and should be acquired. New mapping techniques such as LIDAR can be cost effective for providing a digital 3-dimensional map of the terrain for large contiguous areas. Opportunities for LIDAR mapping in Colombia should be examined.
File Model Forest Management and Certified Timber Production by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
Preliminary Strategy and Action Plan Model Forest Management and Certified Timber Production Colombia Alternative Development Project John Nittler, Chemonics International, Inc.
Documentos BOLFOR by Jon Dale — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:51 AM
Contains documents and reports related to the work of BOLFOR, a sustainable forest management program jointly run by USAID and the Bolivian Government.
File Community Based Incentives for Nature Conservation by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 02:49 PM
This article: "Community-Based Incentives for Nature Conservation" by Lucy Emerton, IUCN-The World Conservation Union Eastern Africa Regional Office and Economics Unit examines economic incentives for community based nature conservation. Case studies in East Africa are examined. Reprint available through {http://economics.iucn.org} Keywords: Community-Based Conservation, Conservation Incentives, IUCN, Africa
File Ecologia de Especies Menos Conocidas Tarara Amarilla by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Feb 05, 2013 02:15 AM
Introducción Se conoce como tarara a una serie de especies maderables que poseen un particular tipo de veteado en su madera, la que se caracteriza por su color amarillo o anaranjado, con franjas muy finas rojas, moradas o negras. La tarara amarilla (Centrolobium microchaete) es una especie de interés forestal gracias a las características de su madera, utilizada para mueblería, elaboración de objetos artesanales y utensilios caseros. Otros usos de esta madera incluyen la elaboración de pisos y construcción en general (Killeen et al., 1993). Centrolobium ochroxylon, otra especie de tarara, se utiliza como árbol ornamental en la ciudad de Santa Cruz y también ha sido propuesta para sistemas agroforestales (Saldías et al., 1994)....
File Wood Quality Implications of Forest Management by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
"Wood Quality Implications of Forest Management" is an extension publication from Oregon State University looks at the basics of conifer tree growth, characteristics that define wood quality, and the effects of silvicultural management practices on wood quality. Of relevance to agroforestry practices that aim to grow valuable timber are the various ways that managers can influence wood quality, e,g, planting density, thinning, pruning, fertilization, etc. The publication is relevant not only to western conifers, but also to softwood species in other regions as well. Original source of article obtained from {http://eesc.oregonstate.edu/agcomwebfile/edmat/pnw576.pdf} Also avaiable from OSU Extension & Station Publications, Oregon State University, 422 Kerr Admin., Corvallis, OR 97331, "Tree Growth, Forest Management and Their Implications for Wood Quality" (PNW 576).
File Directriz sobre Concesiones a ASL by Ana Lúcia da Cruz — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
Directriz sobre Concesiones a ASL
File Review of USAID Natural Forest Mgmt experience in Latin America by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
Review of USAID's Natural Forest Management Programs in LAC. Prepared by IRG in 2002.
File Fire in Indian Country: Two Case Studies in the Southwestern United States by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
The research presented here documents institutional and organizational factors affecting fire management on tribal lands. Two case studies of fires occurring on tribal lands in Arizona provide insights into how these factors converged to influence the course of events.
File XII World Forestry Congress Final Statement - Forests, Source of Life by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 27, 2013 05:37 PM
Final Statement from the XII WFC was held in Québec, Canada September 28th, 2003. The XII World Forestry Congress held from 21 to 28 September 2003 in Québec, Canada, attracted 4,061 participants from more than 140 countries. The participants, representing a cross-section of society concerned with forests, included individuals from rural communities, private forest owners, labour, indigenous peoples, youth, industry, environmental and other non-governmental organizations, scientific and academic community, various levels of government and international organizations. A wide spectrum of issues was considered in the context of the Congress theme, Forests, source of life, and under three Program Areas: Forests for People; Forests for the Planet; and People and Forests in Harmony.
File Briefing Paper - Reduced-Impact Logging in the Tropics by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
This is a general background briefing paper on the forestry conservation and management practice of reduced-impact logging (RIL), sometimes called reduced-harvesting logging. Paper written by Jean Brennan, USAID Forest Team, Washington as part of a series of informational materials called "Environment Notes."
File Lessons learned from USAID Colombia's natural forest management project by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
USAID Colombia's first natural forest management project (Bosques y Maderas program) was initiated in 2003 in an Amazonian forest in the Department of Putumayo, it ends next month. Putumayo lies adjacent to Ecuador and is a very conflicted area (FARC guerillas). > > The Mission conducted an evaluation of the Bosques and Maderas natural forest management program to obtain "lessons learned" for the Mission's other natural forest management projects. The attached file (English version) is the final evaluation report. It is also available in Spanish. > > Article Title: Assessment of the Natural Forest Management Activities Implemented Within the Villagarzon Forest Management Plan Framework
File Lecciones aprendidas de un proyecto de USAID Colombia – manejo forestal de bosques naturales Spanish by Jean Brennan — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
El primer proyecto de manejo forestal de bosques naturales en Colombia se llamaba Proyecto Bosques y Maderas, el proyecto empezó en el año 2003 y concluyó en 2006. El proyecto se realizó en el Departamento de Putumayo en un bosque amazónico, Putumayo esta en la frontera con Ecuador. USAID hizo una evaluación del proyecto al principio de 2006 para obtener “lecciones aprendidas” para otros proyectos de manejo de bosque natural en Colombia. Este documento es el reporte final de la evaluación. Esta disponible en ingles también. Titulo del documento: “Evaluación de las actividades de manejo del bosque natural implementadas en el marco del plan de manejo forestal de Villa Garzón. Lessons learned from USAID Colombia's natural forest management project USAID Colombia's first natural forest management project (Bosques y Maderas program) was initiated in 2003 in an Amazonian forest in the Department of Putumayo, it ends next month. Putumayo lies adjacent to Ecuador and is a very conflicted area (FARC guerillas). > > The Mission conducted an evaluation of the Bosques and Maderas natural forest management program to obtain "lessons learned" for the Mission's other natural forest management projects. The attached file (English version) is the final evaluation report. It is also available in Spanish. > > Article Title: Assessment of the Natural Forest Management Activities Implemented Within the Villagarzon Forest Management Plan Framework
File USAID Lessons Learned in Community-based Natural Forest Management (Vol. 2 in Spanish) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
Report of USAID's 25 year history of Community-based Natural Forest Management Lessons Learned. (Vol. 2; Spanish) File format: pdf File size: 800 Kb
File USAID Lessons Learned in Community-based Natural Forest Management (Vol. 2 in French) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:53 AM
Report of USAID's 25 year history of Community-based Natural Forest Management Lessons Learned. (Vol. 2; French) File format: pdf File size: 800 Kb
 
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