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First National Workshop on Silviculture Call for Abstracts

“Silviculture for Sustainable Forest Management”

First National Workshop on Silviculture

1-3 February, 2017

Kathmandu, Nepal

Call for Abstracts

The Department of Forests (DoF) is one of the five departments under the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Government of Nepal. It has themandate to manage the country’s forest resources for the conservation of the natural environment and supplyof forest products to the people.

The DoF in collaboration with theDepartment of Forest Research and Survey (DFRS), Federation of Community Forest Users Nepal (FECOFUN), Association of Collaborative Forest Users Nepal (ACOFUN), and ForestAction Nepalis going to organize a 3-days “National Workshop on Silviculture” on the particular theme of “Silviculture for Sustainable Forest Management” on 1-3 February, 2017. The main objectives of the workshop is tostocktaking and appraisal of silvicultural practices in Nepal along with the review of policy, act, rules and guidelines’ provision and practices in terms of application of silviculture operations in forest management. This is primarily aimedat developinga common understanding among key stakeholders to make silviculturalsystem based sustainable forest management (SFM) a key strategic priority in the forestry sector.

The workshop organizing committee cordially invites you to submit one page abstract (max. 500 words) for paper and/or poster presentation, either in Nepali or in English language. Accepted abstracts for paper need to submit a full paper (3000 words) and deliver a 20-minute presentation during the workshop. Full papers will be published in a peer reviewed workshop proceedings. Similarly, accepted poster willalso be presented during the workshop.

Important Dates:

Call for Abstract Submission: 15 November, 2016

Abstract Submission:15 December, 2016

Decision on the abstract acceptance:22 December, 2016

Presentation Slide Submission: 13 January, 2017

Full Paper Submission:23 January, 2017

Workshop:1-3 February, 2017

Thematic Areas:

  • Planted Forest and Silviculture: Seed Management, Nursery Technique, and Silviculture of Planted Forest.
  • Silviculture and Forest Management: Silvicultural Management of Sissso-khair Forest, Sal Forest, Chilaune-KatusForest, Pinus Forest, Quercus forest, and Management of Tropical, Subtropical, Temperate, Subalpine and Alpine Forest.
  • Scientific Forest Management in TeraiDistricts:Success, Gaps, Challenges, Lessons Learned and Up-scaling the lessons learned in other regions.
  • Silviculture System Based on Management Objectives: SFM in Community Forests, Collaborative Forests, Leasehold Forests, Government Managed Forests, and other regimes such as Protected Forests, Buffer Zone Community Forests.
  • Forest Genetics and Tree Improvements:Progeny trails, Provenance tests, Breeding Seed Orchards, Tending operations, Mother tree selection, In-situ and Ex-situ Conservation,Conservation and Multiplication of high value forest crops.
  • Crosscutting Issues and Challenges:Ecosystem Services (ES) from sustainably managed forests, Adaptation to Climate Change,Invasive species, Pest and Pathogens, Forest fire, Governance and Institutional arrangement, Gender perspective on SFM.


Contact for Further Information:

Shankar Adhikari

Silviculture Division

Department of Forests

Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal


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