Operationalising ecosystem services in regional and national forest management planning in the multifunctional landscape of the French Alps

Operationalising ecosystem services in regional and national forest management planning in the multifunctional landscape of the French Alps

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Designing conservation strategies and adaptive management for the French Alps region. In particular, management options are targeted to support stakeholders and policymakers in making choices.

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The work underway responds to national level targets set on reconciling biodiversity conservation with the increased demands of natural resources, mainly in managed forests. The work will assist in the simultaneous maintenance of economically and ecologically sustainable forestry on the landscape scale in the long run - the main concern of the National Forest Office in France. Spatial models provided different alternatives for policy makers in order to help target conservation priorities and production management options.

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