Reduced Impact Logging - RIL Guidelines

Reduced Impact Logging - RIL Guidelines



Reduced Impact Logging Guidelines (RIL Guidelines)


Reduced impact logging (RIL) is defined as the intensively planned and carefully controlled implementation of timber harvesting operations to minimize the environmental impact on the forest stand and soils (


Reduced impact logging has been practiced in clear cutting of forests using machineries in western industrialized countries many years ago. The reduced impact logging practiced in temperate forests has been modified and accordingly applied to tropical forests.


Timber harvesting is a basic factor of forest and environmental degradation. With industrial development, machineries have been increasingly and substantially used in forest harvesting operations, thereby resulting in significant damages to forests, soils and remaining stands. These in turn have detrimental effects on tropical forest management systems as these systems aim at harvesting sustained yields.  Myanma Timber Enterprise has, thus, adopted reduced impact logging guidelines to meet the objectives of sustainability of valuable tropical forests of Myanmar. The extraction staffs of Myanma Timber Enterprise are accordingly implementing and practicing these guidelines.


Therefore, it is our pleasure to mention the reduced impact logging practices being applied in Myanmar by extraction staffs.


For the public , Reduced Impact Logging Guidelines (RIL Guidelines) ” in detail can be read here.


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