This textbook Law Enforcement and Governance in Forest Use, Protection and Renewal was prepared by the World Bank consultants with advisory inputs from faculty members of top higher education providers, practitioners and employers in the forestry sector.
The textbook addresses forest law enforcement and governance in the following four key domains: forest use, forest fire management, forest pest management and forest renewal. Together they give students the amount of knowledge and skills required for professionally perform government functions and provide government services in the sphere of forest management and law enforcement.
The second revised and expanded 2017 edition has been prepared due to the legislative changes that have taken place in Russia in the recent years.
The textbook is recommended for students of forestry master’s and bachelor’s degree programs, and is meant for teaching staff, graduate and postgraduate students of forestry-focused programs.
The textbook provides answers to hundreds of questions across a broad range of areas, e.g.: What are the grounds for rejections of applications to participate in auctions for lease-based use of forest parcels? How to estimate the number of needed watch towers for forest fire monitoring within a given area? Which of insect pests are the most hazardous for Russian forests in the first decade of the 21st century? What are the signs of corruption risks in forest renewal?
The textbook contains tasks/exercises, including a variety of practice simulation business games. E.g., students play the roles of Forest Rangers, Heads of Municipal Administrations, Representatives of Forest Fire Authorities and Chairs of Emergency Committees to show how they would prepare plans of forest fire fighting operations and distribute the responsibilities thereunder. Or: a Forest Lessee is to hold business negotiations with a Forest Ranger to decide upon forest pest management, silvicultural or salvage operations within a given forest area. This simulation business game starts with the following words of the Forest Lessee: “We have discovered that the number of dead trees is increasing within this parcel while according to the forest development plan, this is a parcel of healthy forest”, and each of the participants of the game should defend the interests of his party, referring to respective legislation.
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