c8.11.19 – The indicator analytic networks to support local forest management plan. A case study from Molise (Italy)

Santopuoli G* (1), Requardt A (2), Marchetti M (1)

(1) Università degli Studi del Molise; (2) European Forest Institute.
Collocazione: c8.11.19 – Tipo Comunicazione: Poster
8° Congresso SISEF *
Sessione 11: “Poster” *

Contatto: Giovanni Santopuoli (giovanni.santopuoli@unimol.it)

Abstract: Forests provide several goods and services to people and their multifunctional role is largely been recognized at a global level since UNCED 1992. For this reason numerous stakeholders are involved in the forest sector and forest resources are continuously undergoing strong pressure. Forest research contributes to developing an array of tools to support forest management planning at different scales as came out by European processes like as Forest Action Plan and FOREST EUROPE (Cullotta and Maetzke 2009). In Italy, several efforts have been made to improve the forest planning activities and new tools like the Territorial Forest Plan (TFP) have been developed, (Agnoloni et al. 2009). As numerous studies have shown, the appropriate size of territorial scale (Cullotta and Maetzke 2009; G. M. Hickey 2008; G. M Hickey et al. 2005) coupled with the participatory approach, which provides a better knowledge of social framework conditions and trends on local markets (Mendoza and Martins 2006; Mendoza and Prabhu 2003), are required in order to consider the forest resources in holistic way. The aim of this work is to examine the research question if a coupled use of TFP and Criteria and Indicators (C&I) network creates an additional value for sustainable forest management (SFM). Since 1998, when the first set of Criteria and Indicators was gained by FOREST EUROPE (MCPFE 2002), they are mostly likely to be considered the most important forest management tool developed in Europe (FOREST EUROPE 2011), not only for reporting on forest management, but also because C&I have shown to be useful, by identifying key indicators, in making more efficient analysis (Wolfslehner and Vacik 2011; Wijewardana 2008; Requardt 2007). Indicator network helps to understand different relationships between multiple dimensions of SFM and to implement SFM in consideration of different conflicts of interests at different scales and within different forest regions (Requardt 2007). The topic of study is the application of indicators network analysis to support local forest management plan, through public participation. For this reason some local stakeholders have been selected to identify the main relationship between pan European indicators set to sustain conservation function inside the Site of Community Importance (SCI) in Molise, Italy. The individual outcomes have been summarized and the new matrix has been gained, in which the main centrality parameters have been calculated. The results show that protection indicators, forest management plan, naturalness and services are the key indicators in this context. The approach of indicators network can be useful to improve the public participatory process in the developing of the Territorial Forest Plan.

Parole chiave: Criteria and Indicators, Territorial Forest Plan, Analytic Network, Participatory Process

Citazione: Santopuoli G , Requardt A , Marchetti M (2011). The indicator analytic networks to support local forest management plan. A case study from Molise (Italy) . 8° Congresso Nazionale SISEF, Rende (CS), 04 – 07 Ott 2011, Contributo no. #c8.11.19