In order to meet the population's current and future needs,forest management planning needs to ensure the sustainable development of the forest in the long term. Basic conditions for a sustainable development of the forest are set out in officially binding planning regulations. Goals and measures are established in the area of wood production, natural hazards, forest conservation, recreational activities and environment to fulfil the tasks stipulated in the planning regulations. In its turn, the forest planning map shows those forests that are especially important for natural hazard protection, forest conservation and recreational activities. Areas with a «low level of integration» are designated on the map. The adoption of the forest management plan by the government or the Cantonal Council is outstanding.

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