Handbook Forest and Water
Forest and Water are
closely interwoven areas, which consists of many layers and affects many areas
of forestal work. Due to the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) it has
gained more importance. The implementation of the WFD is leading to many
questions and hopes, even in the field of forestry. This Handbook on Forest and Water shall present the importance and effects
of the WFD on forest management. As a practical guideline it shall support
those who implement the WFD with direct or indirect measures in the forest.
The handbook is
based in a large part on an INTERREG-project, which was realised in cooperation
with the Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg (FVA, Germany) with the Office National des Forêts
(ONF, France) and the canton Jura (Switzerland). The project put its
emphasis on questions of interactions between forest management and the state
of water bodies in low mountain ranges.
1 mainly gives background information on forest and water.
deals with practical implementation aspects.
Structure of the Handbook with Links to the Subjects
Handbook Part 1: Background Information
A) The Water
B) Ecology of Forest Streams
C) Reference Status and Impact of Forestry on Water bodies
D) Further Information on Forest and
Handbook Part 2: Practical Guidance
A) Survey of
the State of Forest
B) Implementation of the WFD in Forest Lands
C) Costs of the Implementation of the WFD in the Forest
- Here you can download the project
description (pdf, 0,8 MB):