Geographia Polonica (2012) vol. 85, iss. 2

The Basics Of Sustainable Forest Management In Forest Promotional Complexes

Kazimierz Rykowski

Geographia Polonica (2012) vol. 85, iss. 2, pp. 47-55 | Full text

The intent to create Forest Promotional Complex (FPC) was introducing a new quality to Polish forestry – by taking intoaccount social preference for forests, by embracing local community needs, by compromising forest production withnature protection and to introduce the rules of sustainable and balanced forest development. Main subject of this studyis a dead wood and its ecological functions in managed forests and chosen FPC reserves. The problem of ‘naturalization’or ‘ecologisation’ of forest management is discussed.

Keywords: forest management, closed to nature forestry, dead wood, Forest Promotional Complex

Kazimierz Rykowski, Forest Research Institute, Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Sekocin Las, 09-090 Raszyn, Poland