Vizzarri M*, Chiavetta U, Santopuoli G, Tonti D, Marchetti M
Contatto: Matteo Vizzarri (email@example.com)
Abstract: Both at European and global level, several international agreements have been focused on the key roles of forests and on the sustainable management of natural resources. As established by sustainable forest management principles, the forests contribute to: climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, combat to desertification, environment recovering, and landscape protection. Considering these fundamental attributes, the forest management may be based on a multifunctional approach, in order to consider the different forest ecosystem services: developing of recreational and tourist functions; preserving natural environment; protecting the spiritual and cultural values linked to woodlands; conserving the biodiversity and natural genetic resources; supporting the soil quality and the BGC-cycles; protecting the water quality and the forest-connected hydrogeological basin. The man-forest relationships should be also considered in the forest management planning, as well as the important role of forest in mountainous economics and in the NWFPs provisioning for local anthropogenic communities. As common definition, the territorial forest planning (TFP) seems to be the appropriate forest management tool to consider the sustainability between the man and the forests, and to ensure the environment protection respect to the local communities necessities. At landscape level, the TFP defines possible alternative scenarios to global forest management for the whole territory, providing management guidelines to respect the sustainability principles. Thus, the TFP does not have prescriptive features, but only guidance characteristics. In Italy, there are different national experiences in territorial forest planning, they were realized within the pilot project ProgettoBosco Territorio: Trasimeno Lake, Mountain Communities (Ã¢â‚¬ËœAlto Molise’, Trigno-Biferno, Ã¢â‚¬ËœCollina Materana’), Seneghe, North-Western area of Etna Mountain, Ã¢â‚¬ËœPalazzo Adriano’ and Ã¢â‚¬ËœValle del Sosio’ Oriented Natural Reserves. According to the above-mentioned concepts, the present case-study proposes a simplified method to define the primary functions absolved by the forest resources in the SCI of Matese (IT7222287, “La Gallinola, m.te Miletto, m.ti del Matese”), aiming to provide a Functional Destination Units (FDUs) Map for the TFP in the same areas. Particularly, the case-study focuses on validation of the multi-criteria and multi-level process to automatically define forest functions, resulting by comparing the forest functions attribution with the forest map realization. The FDU Map has been obtained by the K-nn spatialization of some forest parameters gathered through field surveys, and using the multicriteria and multilevel process. Finally, the FDU Map accuracy and KIA index have been computed. The FDU Map highlights three important forest functions: productive, protective against the hydrological risks, and eco-conservative. The FDU Map represents an important document to support the forest management choices in the TFP.
Parole chiave: Territorial Forest Planning, Sustainable Forest Management, Forest Ecosystem Services, K-nn, Multicriteria Approach
Citazione: Vizzarri M, Chiavetta U, Santopuoli G, Tonti D, Marchetti M (2011). Territorial Forest Planning: case-study of the SCI of Matese (Molise) . 8° Congresso Nazionale SISEF, Rende (CS), 04 – 07 Ott 2011, Contributo no. #c8.11.20