FOREST INVENTORY AND MANAGEMENT PLANS OF BKESSINE AND ANDKET FORESTS IN LEBANON
The present report provides detailed forest inventory and management plans for the Bkessine and Andket forests. First a forest inventory needs to be conducted to identify and classify the study area, the basis for any management plan. Then the forest management plan is developed in conformity with the existing policies and legislations. Finally the harvest plan and the forest inventory are provided.
In the case of Bkessine forest, 18 management units were identified and the management plan was developed keeping in mind the preservation of the healthy and sustainable forest. This plan revolved around keeping with business as usual while gradually introducing changes over time as its main challenge is old age and the lack of younger age classes.
In the case of Andket forest, 9 management units were identified and the management plan was developed with the aim to ensure an improved forest structure and productivity.