Meeting to agree the contents of the continuous forestry inventory in Galicia

Members of the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo involved in research on the continuous forest inventory and the General Director for Forest Planning and Management, José Luis Chan, participated in the video workshop

The Galician Regional Government and the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo held a participative video workshop for the organizations, associations and departments that form the Galician Forestry Council. The goal of the workshop was to present the findings of a questionnaire elaborated by the USC and sent to the Council members in April to find out their opinion about a Continuous Forest Inventory project for Galicia.

The inventory has two goals: to monitor the size and state of forest stands; and to serve as a decision support strategy for forestry policy by using a continuous forestry monitoring system. In addition, one of the recommendations of the report made by the Special (temporary) Commission (set up to study and analyse the forestry policy reforms, forest fire prevention and extinction and the Galician Forestry Plan) was to create a forest information and statistics system for Galicia. This system will provide accurate diagnoses and be used as a tool for decision-making in public policies or business related to the forestry sector.

At the meeting, the needs and demands of organizations, associations and entities involved in the Galician forestry sector via the Council were analysed along with the technical options for making these possible. Finally, it was agreed to create a working group with the organizations participating in the survey to continue discussing the future document.

Links to related news (in Galician or Spanish):

4/06/20. A Xunta, a universidade galega e os membros do Consello Forestal de Galicia consensúan os contidos do futuro Inventario Forestal Continuo

Inventario forestal continuo de Galicia (IFG)

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