The Meanings of Latvian State Forests. Latvijas valsts mežu nozīme
LVM manages state-owned forest in a way which ensures that the forest satisfies publicly accepted ecological and social needs, that the value of the forest is preserved and increased, and that the amount of income which the state receives as an owner of forestland is enhanced.
At least 20% of the forest that is managed by LVM is managed with the goal of preserving and expanding biological diversity and at protecting the environment. Elsewhere the main goal is to extract as much valuable timber as is possible.
Kopumā ik gadu LVM mežu izaugums līdzinās apmēram 7 mlj. m3 koksnes. Vidēja cirsma katru gadu ir ap 4 mlj. m3, vai 58% ikgadējā koksnes daudzuma izauguma. Tas apstiprinās, ka koku izciršana nesamazinās, bet koksnes tiek iegūts arvien vairāk.…