Forest Information Technology to Protect and Manage Forests Sustainably
Imagine, as a forester, your duty would be to manage a forest area the size of 100.000 football pitches with a stocking of 1.000 different tree species.
The efficient and sustainable management of such complex forest ecosystems is difficult and requires a comprehensive information basis to support well informed management decisions. Until recently, however, the cost for forest inventory data has been very high.
With the help of modern Forest Information Technologies, both economical and sustainable goals can be can be improved significantly.
A silent forestry revolution is knocking on our door. It is up to us to step outside and work on a responsible forest management that combines economic competitiveness with protection of our valuable forest resources.
The following article presents two use-cases which show how Forest Information Technology helps to protect and manage forests sustainably.