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The High Conservation Value Forest Toolkit



Posted on 18 December 2003
HCVF Toolkit
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HCVF TOOLKIT - Guidance for High Conservation Value Forests assessment
Edition 1, December 2003

The Toolkit is divided into three parts. After the Introduction, which is intended for all users, people will either use either Part 2 (national HCVF working groups) or Part 3 (forest managers). The three parts cover the following areas:

  • Part 1: Introduction to HCVF
    S. Jennings, R. Nussbaum, N. Judd and T. Evans
    Part 1 gives a general introduction to the concept of HCVF and how different users can apply it.

  • Part 2: Defining High Conservation Values at a national level: a practical guide
    S. Jennings, R. Nussbaum, N. Judd and T. Evans
    Part 2 provides a practical methodology to be used at a national level for defining High Conservation Values. The intended audience is working groups, which will often be part of a standards development process. 

  • Part 3: Identifying and managing High Conservation Values Forests: a guide for forest managers
    S. Jennings, R. Nussbaum, N. Judd and T. Evans
    This part of the Toolkit is aimed at forest managers, other land managers, investors, donors, and conservation practitioners who wish to implement HCVF in the absence of a ratified FSC national standard.