Italian Administrative Regions have full competence in forest planning; therefore they adopt approaches, methodological interpretations and choices suited to their social, environmental, economic and cultural context. There are two main levels in forest planning: i) the Regional Forest Plan (PFR) providing guidelines for forest protection and sustainable forest management at regional scale; ii) Forest Management (or Economic) Plan (PA) setting out forest management goals and actions at local scale (i.e. forest property). In the last years European and national discussion on the reorganization of forest planning levels has pushed several Regions to introduce and test the potentialities of a new planning instrument: the District Forest Plan (PFC). The PFC is conceived as a tool for managing forest areas characterized by similar operational contexts on a landscape level. The PFC planning scale is an intermediate level between the Regional Forest Plan and Forest Management Plans, a suited scale to address connections between forest and other planning tools like urban development and nature conservation plans. This thesis aims to develop an operative model for the elaboration of a PFC and includes a case study. Specific aims of methodology are: developing a suitable procedure for various district of the Veneto Region, potentially applicable in other Regions and easily replicable by forest engineers; exploitation of the information contained in the pre-existing regional informative systems, to reduce the field survey phase; integration of the participatory process in decision-making phases of planning; land zoning management for allocation of public financial resources; identification of suitable areas for forest conversion into other land uses. The study is structured into five chapters: Chap. 1 – Introduction. This section gives a short description of district forest planning level in Italy Regions. Chap. 2 – Methodology for PFC development. Forest functions, structure of the participative process, land zoning management and forest planning are described in details. Chap. 3 – Contextualization of PFC in Veneto Region: it’s reported a general description of the PFC and its relationships with other normative and planning tools. Chap. 4 - The proposed methodology is applied for the realization of the PFC of Asiago. This section analyses the territory (physical, climatic, forest conditions, etc.), identifies the function(s) of each forest zone, their management objectives and actions. Chap. 5 – Discussion of proposed methodology, comprehensive of results analysis, comparisons with other methodologies and future research perspectives. Methodological innovations coming from this study are indicated below. 1) Particular attention is given to multifunctional and sustainable land management: the primary and secondary forest function is guided by a developed decision support system (DSS). The DSS is based on a hierarchical multi-criteria analysis methodology that combines indexes considering territorial realities with the results of participatory process. The management zoning accomplished with such criteria allows a public resources allocation that rationalizes the forest management planning and identifies suitable areas for forest viability development. 2) It’s proposed a participatory process that involves stakeholders in key decision-making phases of planning. The adoption of DSS allows the proposal of various forest planning scenarios in the participatory process. 3) The editing and elaboration of the PFC is slim. The methodology is based on the use of pre-existing information contained in the regional informative systems and other planning instruments. In this way: the cost of field surveys is minimized and the district management is more systematic and coordinated.
|Titolo:||Esperienze innovative di pianificazione forestale sovraziendale: il Piano Forestale di Indirizzo Territoriale dell'Altopiano di Asiago|
|Altri titoli:||Innovative experiences of forest district planning: the Territorial Forest Plan of the Asiago Plateau|
|Data di pubblicazione:||5-mar-2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||8.2 Tesi di dottorato (Ex-ROAD)|
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