Full Citation: Dai, L., Zhao, F., Shao, G., Zhou, L., and Tang, L., “China’s Classification-Based Forest Management: Procedures, Problems, and Prospects.” 43(6) ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 1162 (2008).
China’s Classification-Based Forest Management: Procedures, Problems, and Prospects
China’s new Classification-Based Forest Management (CFM) is a two-class system, including Commodity Forest (CoF) and Ecological Welfare Forest (EWF) lands, so named according to differences in their distinct functions and services. The purposes of CFM are to improve forestry economic systems, strengthen resource management in a market economy, ease the conflicts between wood demands and public welfare, and meet the diversified needs for forest services in China. The formative process of China’s CFM has involved a series of trials and revisions. China’s central government accelerated the reform of CFM in the year 2000 and completed the final version in 2003.