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The third issue of the Forest Information Billboard

24.09.2021

The 3rd issue of the UN Forest Information Billboard for 2021 has been published. The Billboard is published 4 times a year. The first issue was published in 2013. The purpose of the Forest Information Billboard is to gather all news from the forest sector in one place: from forest reporting, new publications, and upcoming events.

In this issue, on 24-25 pages, a brief information is published about a new scientific article "Methods of protection forest soils during logging operations (review)". The review was prepared by a young scientist, Senior Researcher at the Northern Research Institute of Forestry, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, A.S. Ilintsev, professor at the Department of Silviculture and Forest Management of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, E.N. Nakvasina, and Senior Researcher at the Research Institute of Forestry of Sweden, PhD, L. Högbom.

The goal of the analysis is to provide guidance on minimising the negative impact of logging machinery on soil and thereby promote sustainable forest management. This article also provides a comprehensive view on how the soils properties change after logging operations. Soil rehabilitation after logging may take many decades, and some damage is irreparable. Therefore, given the strong influence of soils on forest productivity, it is essential to protect forest soils in order to ensure successful renewal and productivity of future forests.

Based on this review of management practices for reducing adverse impacts on soils and soil cover, it can be concluded that there are effective ways to reduce the negative impact of logging.

Despite high interest in applying sparing methods of wood harvesting, implementation of measures designed to reduce negative impacts on forest soils after logging is limited.

The study was supported with a grant by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation for young scientists-candidates of sciences within the project no. MK-2622.2021.5 Patterns of changes in the forest ecosystems under the influence of anthropogenic factors (logging) in the boreal forests of the North.

The full article will be available from November 20, 2021 on the website Russian Forestry Journal. Ilintsev A.S., Nakvasina E.N., Högbom L. Methods of protection forest soils during logging operations (review) // Lesnoy Zhurnal [Russian Forestry Journal], 2020, no. 5.

Link to the 3rd issue of the UN Forest Information Billboard.