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Naturland Standards for Organic Forest Management

Naturland - Verband für ökologischen Landbau e.V. Kleinhaderner Weg 1, 82166 Gräfelfing, Germany Tel: +49 (0)89 / 89 80 82-0, Fax: +49 (0)89 / 89 80 82-90 Naturland@Naturland.de www.naturland.de

5th Version,

Naturland Nov, 1998

Naturland Standards for Organic Forest Management

11/1998

CONTENTS Preface Objectives GeneralPrerequisites for the conclusion of a producer contract Producer contract Standards Documentation and inspection Conversion Certification Labelling and marketing

Organic Forest Use Stocking up with indigenous trees First afforestations Treatment of floor Forest use and forest protection Hunting Opening up forests, harvesting, storage of timber Use of fertilizers and synthetically produced chemicalpreparations Natural dynamics Reference areas

Naturland Standards for Organic Forest Management

11/1998

1. Preface A general trend towards nature-oriented forest use has been discernible in the forestry industry in the last few years. This has come about because the disadvantages in large-scale commercial logging and the insect blights and disastrous storms of the last few decades havenecessitated a rethink in how our forests should be treated in the long term. Consideration of organic principles must eventually lead to turning away from clearcutting and forests of one age group. Selective use of individual trees or at most groups of trees, allows sustained forest communities to come into being instead. An organically managed forest shall be composed in the long term of treesindigenous to the area. This kind of management produces forests with a high biotope value and optimal conditions of growth, growing stock and quality, at low commercial risk and without having to use a great deal of external energy. The most important principle in implementing organic forest use is to set up reference areas, which are not used commercially. 2. Objectives Organic forest use serves tosustainably produce valuable timber and, equally importantly, to protect natural diversity and natural dynamics. At the same time it is indispensable to ensure that the forest performs its multifarious protective and social functions in the long term.

I Miscellaneous 1. Prerequisites for the Conclusion of a Producer Contract Prior to the conclusion of a producer contract, the association must begiven the opportunity to inform itself thoroughly about the external and internal conditions about the production unit concerned. The interested production unit is obliged to provide any information necessary for the judgement of the conversion conditions. This includes particularly the method of production uniting that has been practiced up to now (use of mineral fertilizers, management ofsynthetically produced chemical pesticides, floor management etc.), the economic situation of the production unit and the environmental conditions (sources of potential contamination, e.g., sewage sludge, traffic or others have to be reported before the conversion can begin). In the case of possibly detected contamination with dubious or harmful substances, analyses have to be carried out prior to theconclusion of a producer contract. These analyses may show that a producer contract is possible only in connection with specific conditions or not at all. A complete description of the areas of land worked on by the producer and of the production and storage sites has to be made. The sustainable natural forest management is based on a regular inventory taking and target-oriented planning.Therefore, planning data appropriate to the size and the intensity of use of the production unit quoting the objectives of the production unit (e.g. forest management plan, expert's opinion, etc.) will have to be presented and/or prepared and agreed with Naturland. 2. Producer Contract By signing the producer contract, the producer agrees to the obligation of keeping the Naturland Standards and extending...
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