Management of forests need to be widely discussed and better understood. This simple and comprehensive book on Forest Management presents an interaction of different aspects of forestry towards management. Forest management is nothing but overall administrative, economic, legal, and social aspects, as well as scientific and technical aspects, such as silviculture, protection, and forest regulation Management can be based on conservation, economics, or a mixture of the two. Techniques include timber extraction, planting and re-planting of various species, cutting roads and pathways through forests, and preventing fire. There has been increased public awareness of natural resource policy, including forest management. Public concern regarding forest management may have shifted from the extraction of timber for earning money for the economy to the preservation of additional forest resources, including wildlife and old growth forest, protecting biodiversity, watershed management and recreation. Increased environmental awareness may contribute to an increased public mistrust of forest management professional. But it can also lead to greater understanding about what professionals do for forests for nature conservation and ecological services. This book deals with into some of the basic principles and practices of forest management. The book has been written with a view to cover the broad syllabus prescribed on the subject in various forestry colleges, Forestry training institutes, and Agricultural Universities in India. This will serve as a valuable source of information for the academicians in forestry colleges and institutes and also, for the undergraduate and post graduate students for the preparation of competitive examinations in forestry discipline.
Dr. GIRISH B. SHAHAPURMATH, M.Sc. (Forestry) Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Forest Management Department of Natural Resource Management College of Forestry, Sirsi-581 401, arnataka University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India E-mail: email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org o Specialization in Silviculture and Agro forestry, Forest Management, Remote Sensing and GIS. o Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension and Management (PGDAEM) by MANAGAE, Hyderabad during 2014-15. o Post Graduate Diploma Computer Applications (PGDCA) by InfoTech Computer Education and Manipal Institute of Computer Education (MICE) during 2008-09. o Total 16 years of xperience in the field of forestry (Teaching, Research and Extension). o Presently working as Assistant Professor of Forest Management in Department of Natural Resource anagement at College of Forestry, SIRSI (University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka (India). o Recipient of "Outstanding Scientist Award" in Forestry by The Society of Tropical Agriculture, New Delhi, India in 7th International Conference on Agriculture, Horticulture and Plant Sciences held at Shimla (H. P.) during June 28-29, 2018. o Recipient of "Best Teacher Award-2016" for outstanding contribution in the field of Forestry on the occasion of International Conference on "Rural Livelihood Improvement by Enhancing Farmers' Income through Sustainable Innovative Agri and Allied Enterprises (RLSIAAe)" organized by the Society for Upliftment of Rural Economy, Varanasi (India) during 30th October to 1st November, 2018 held at Birla Institute of Technology, Patna.o Recognized as a Life Member for the "Society for Upliftment of Rural Economy, Varanasi (Membership No. LM/245/2018). o First prize for Best Poster Presentation on Multistoried Cropping of Teak-perennial vegetables-legume based Agro forestry system Presented in National Symposium (Silver Jubilee) on "Agro forestry Knowledge for Sustainability, Climate Moderation and Challenges Ahead" held at National Research Centre for Agro forestry, Jhansi (UP) from 15-17 December, 2008. o First Prize for Best Poster presentation on "Forest Law and Models" presented in "National Kaanoonu Utsava" Exhibition held at Sirsi from 07.06.2014 to 06.07.2014 organized by Karnataka High Court, Bengaluru and District Law Service, Karwar and Bar Association, Sirsi. o Worked as Principal Investigator and CO-Principal Investigator for 10 Research Projects. o Field of interest - Silviculture and Agro forestry, Forest Management and Policy, Sustainable Forest Management, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System in Forestry. o Developed the course materials as reference books and for competitive exams, such as ASRB, IFS, ACF, RFO, KPSC, etc., in the field of forestry for students' purpose. o Attended more than 15 Trainings/Summer/Winter schools, short courses, Seminars, Workshops, Conferences and undergone Agricultural Massive Open Online Courses (Ag MOOC). o Published more than 100 publications including Research papers in NAAS rated journal/Research notes/Papers presented and published in symposium/seminar/conference/workshop/Training/ international conference/Popular articles published in journals/ newspapers/Books/chapters in books.