A well-planned forest road network is essential for meeting the goal of sustainable forest management. Forest roads play a key role in commercial purposes, fire prevention, and recreational activities. The aim of this work was to apply precision forestry in the analysis of the forest network of two forest ownerships in Tuscany. A proposal was formulated based on the information obtained regarding future forest road construction. This proposal takes into consideration technical effectiveness and environmental sustainability, with particular attention paid to low-impact logging. Two systems were tested so as to gain a better comprehension of different technical approaches. One system was reported by other researchers and the other was developed by the authors of this paper. The aim was to provide a valid instrument and possible alternative for forest managers involved in decision making. This study highlights the importance of precision forestry, even on a small-scale technical application level in forest road planning, thus helping managers and owners during the decision-making process in forestry operations.

The application of two approaches using GIS technology implementation in forest road network planning in an Italian mountain setting / Picchio, Rodolfo*; Pignatti, Giuseppe; Marchi, Enrico; Latterini, Francesco; Benanchi, Mirko; Foderi, Cristiano; Venanzi, Rachele; Verani, Stefano. - In: FORESTS. - ISSN 1999-4907. - ELETTRONICO. - 9:(2018), pp. 277-295. [10.3390/f9050277]

The application of two approaches using GIS technology implementation in forest road network planning in an Italian mountain setting

Marchi, Enrico
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Foderi, Cristiano
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2018

Abstract

A well-planned forest road network is essential for meeting the goal of sustainable forest management. Forest roads play a key role in commercial purposes, fire prevention, and recreational activities. The aim of this work was to apply precision forestry in the analysis of the forest network of two forest ownerships in Tuscany. A proposal was formulated based on the information obtained regarding future forest road construction. This proposal takes into consideration technical effectiveness and environmental sustainability, with particular attention paid to low-impact logging. Two systems were tested so as to gain a better comprehension of different technical approaches. One system was reported by other researchers and the other was developed by the authors of this paper. The aim was to provide a valid instrument and possible alternative for forest managers involved in decision making. This study highlights the importance of precision forestry, even on a small-scale technical application level in forest road planning, thus helping managers and owners during the decision-making process in forestry operations.
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