The environmentally friendly forest use club in Areh village was newly established in May, 2014. Therefore their knowledge of land and forest allocation process is still limited compared to other clubs. Hence, the experts used photos and examples of good practices from other older clubs to help instruct the club.
Experts showed some basic information related to building regulations of forest management and development to the environmentally friendly forest use club in Areh village. Soon, the club will build a common community regulation. The participants in this workshop learnt about some of the community’s rights and responsibilities related to forest exploitation, the removal of forest goods from the woods and forest environmental services. Together they also built an action plan lasting from July to December 2014.
In Hue, almost every participant in the training course learned how to identify the forest location on the map based on topographical features and knew how to use compasses. Through this training, participants learned how to read information and signs on the map. They will be effective supporters for local officers and experts in the investigation, evaluation of forest status.
The training course in Hue included the practices in the field. Participants learned how to recognize wood tree, non-wood forest products based on their colors, cortex and trunk. Experts also showed the participants how to assess forest reserves based on height, diameter and perimeter of the trees and how to make forest reserves assessment reports.
Participants in both provinces were really interested in learning about procedures to exploit wood and other forest products. Experts showed participants how to build an exploitation plan and the best procedures to ask for exploit permission.