harvesting controls https://fornis.net/taxonomy/term/369?content=All en Timber harvesting in Ghana: a review of ecological impacts and potentials for increased harvesting of timber resources https://fornis.net/node/299 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Timber harvesting in Ghana: a review of ecological impacts and potentials for increased harvesting of timber resources</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p> Forest management has traditionally concentrated on timber harvesting and it is these systems that are best developed in Ghana. Timber management is based on the principles of sustained yield management using low intensity selection harvesting and natural regeneration as a silvicultural tool. The commercial out-turn of timber production from natural forests in Ghana is lower than the annual allowable cut due to the dependence of the timber industry on a few commercial timber trees. The low timber extraction rates coupled with high logging residue generation and extremely arduous forest working conditions make harvesting operations expensive. A solution to the high cost of exploitation per unit area is to increase yield by minimising logging waste and encouraging increased exploitation and utilisation of Lesser Used Species (LUS). However, the fundamental problem is that the impact of current logging operations are unknown and therefore increasing the current felling intensity levels in selective harvesting operations may not be sustainable. This paper therefore reviews both published and unpublished "grey" literature on the ecological impacts of timber harvesting in Ghana. The impact of current harvest intensities on forest cover, regeneration, biodiversity, increased fire hazards and forest soils are discussed</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/13/2011 - 21:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/122" hreflang="en">timber harvesting</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/366" hreflang="en">ecological impact</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/367" hreflang="en">logging disturbance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/368" hreflang="en">tree damage</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/369" hreflang="en">harvesting controls</a> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:44:01 +0000 sbritwum 299 at https://fornis.net