Managing forests for specific ecosystem services

Managing forests for specific ecosystem services 2019-07-05T15:48:18+00:00

A guide to support the selection, design and implementation of natural water retention measures in Europe

A guide with advice and examples on designing natural measures to retain water and reduce flood risk. It includes suggestions on integrating these measures into forestry plans and programmes.
Organisation: European Commission

Operational guidelines on ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation

A step-by-step approach to using ecosystem-based approaches (including forest management and restoration) for climate change adaptation.
Organisation: GEF

Natural Infrastructure: Investing in Forested Landscapes for Source Water Protection in the United States

This report outlines the scientific basis of links between forests and water, and provides guidance on identifying opportunities for use of forests in water management and financing this ‘natural infrastructure’, as well as a set of case studies.
Organisation: WRI

Natural and nature-based flood management: A green guide

Advice on analysing flood risk, identifying flood risk management strategies using nature and engaging communities.
Organisation: WWF and USAID

Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT)

A tool to help businesses address biodiversity considerations in decision making, including screening investments and operations, assessing risks, managing biodiversity impacts, and reporting on corporate performance. It provides a basic risk screening on biodiversity using an interactive mapping tool.
Organisation: Birdlife, Conservation International, IUCN, UNEP, WCMC

Managing forest operations to protect the water environment

Advice for planners, practitioners and forest managers on ensuring that forestry operations do not negatively affect water environments and maintain the positive effects of forests on these environments.
Organisation: Forestry Commission

Forestry for a low-carbon future: Integrating forests and wood products in climate change strategies

Options for climate mitigation in forest management and wood-based products, and outlines considerations for choosing the right mix of options.
Organisation: FAO