New publication on Closer-to-Nature Forest Management

New publication on Closer-to-Nature Forest Management

From Science to Policy 12

Closer-to-Nature Forest Management is a concept proposed in the EU Forest Strategy for 2030, which aims to improve the conservation values and climate resilience of multifunctional, managed forests in Europe. Building on the latest scientific evidence, this recently published report proposes a definition of the concept, a set of seven guiding principles and a framework/checklist for flexible European-wide implementation.

The report analyses the current pressures on forest biodiversity as well as on health and resilience in managed forests. It examines existing nature-oriented forest management approaches and analyses their ability to support biodiversity, stability in and adaptability to uncertain future conditions. Finally, it evaluates the barriers and enablers for the implementation of Closer-to-Nature Forest Management. 

You can download the report here.

Recommended citation: Larsen, J.B., Angelstam, P., Bauhus, J., Carvalho, J.F., Diaci, J., Dobrowolska, D., Gazda, A., Gustafsson, L., Krumm, F., Knoke, T., Konczal, A., Kuuluvainen, T., Mason, B., Motta, R., Pötzelsberger, E., Rigling, A., Schuck, A., 2022. Closer-to-Nature Forest Management. From Science to Policy 12. European Forest Institute.

Number of pages: 54
ISBN 978-952-7426-19-7 (online)

Featured image: clother-to-nature managed forest in NRW, Germany (photo: Gesche Schifferdecker)