Executive Summary – Forest Management Plan

Executive Summary – Forest Management Plan

This Plan is the “Second Forest Management Plan, 1st Review” for Segaliud Lokan Forest Reserve FMU No. 19B. This is the first review of the 2nd Forest Management Plan (FMP) and it reflects changes involve:

  1. Rescheduling of the Harvesting Program due to unpredictable weather condition,
  2. Development and Implementation of a well-managed forest restoration approach called  ‘High Production Corridor’ (HPC) for both NFM and ITP areas,
  3. Rescheduling of Forest Restoration Program to accommodate for the implementation of the HPC approach, and
  4. Inclusion of a chapter on ‘High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF)’ to reflect the principle program and Management Prescription on Environment and HCVF component of the forest.

This FMP defines the scope and prescribed activities for the management of the project area from January 1st, 2014 to December 31st, 2018. The management of the project area is under KTS Plantation Sdn Bhd (KTSP) who is responsible for the implementation of this Revised FMP, under the supervision of Sabah Forestry Department.

The plan is consists of 8 chapters which highlight the subject as summarised below:

The First Chapter is to provide information on KTSP as well as the revised management policy, management strategies and compliance of legal framework.

The Second Chapter described the forest management activities implemented by KTSP over the past 15 years.  This chapter covered general information on the geological condition of the Segaliud Lokan Forest Reserve (SLFR) such as soil types, topography, forest vegetation and special forest features.  This chapter also includes the information on the harvesting status and standing timber volume, camp infrastructural development and human resources management. Apart from harvesting activities, the progress on the development of forest silviculture, enrichment planting, tree plantation, and Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) and adjacent land profile are also addressed.

The Third Chapter described the results from the forest growth and yield studies. The objective is to provide the information on the forest resources. Annual Allowable Cur (AAC) is also addressed on the growth studies carried out in addition to the significance of future harvestable trees in forest management.

The rest of the chapters  discussed on the overall forest management prescription planned for the next 5 years. It includes revised of programs, schedule and activities for the purpose to achieve the overall objective of the FMP.

Notwithstanding the above, the primary long-term goal of the FMP is to ensure the sustainable production of timber from restored forest and existing natural timber stands, compliance with all existing rules, regulations and prescribed constraints. Although the stated planning period is 5 years, the FMP seeks to optimize economic benefits to KTSP, over and beyond the current planning period.