Course code MežZ6020

Credit points 3

Management of Private Forests

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures32

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation14.03.2017

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author tēma VP41 - "Enerģētikas un klimata modelēšana virzībā uz oglekļa neitralitāti" (Nr. VPP-EM-2018/NEK_0001)

Dagnis Dubrovskis

Dr. silv.

author Kokapstrādes katedra

Ilze Silamiķele

Mg. silv.

Course abstract

Study course provides knowledge of forest ownership forms and forest management regulations according to Laws and Norms of the Republic of Latvia, felling volumes, forest regeneration and afforestation in privately owned forests. Students will get acquainted with the problems of environmental protection and development of infrastructure in private forests. Vital problems of co-operation of private forest owners and also State role and support functions in privately owned forests will be analyzed.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Students will gain knowledge of the goals, strategy and problems of privately owned forest management in Latvia, the role and State support functions regarding privately owned forests.
• Students will obtain skills necessary for practical studies, analysis and using information, connected with Forestry strategy problems in context of management of private forests.
• As result the students will be competent independently analyzing theoretical and practical aspects of realization of Forestry strategy in private forests, to work out the management plan for privately owned forests.

Compulsory reading

1. Tuherms H. Privāto mežu apsaimniekošana. No: Metodiskie materiāli maģistra studiju programmas speciālā kursa apguvei. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 50 lpp.
2. Tuherms H., Bāra G. Meža īpašnieka tiesības un pienākumi meža apsaimniekošanā. No: Pārskata lekcija maģistra studiju programmas speciālā kursa apguvei. Jelgava: LLU, 2011. 51 lpp.
3. Zālītis P. Mežkopības priekšnosacījumi. Rīga: LVMI "Silava" Et cetera, 2006. 217 lpp.
4. Zemes izmantošana un kadastrs Latvijā. A.Boruka redakcijā. Rīga: LLU Skrīveru zinātnes centrs: LR VZD, 2001. 408 lpp.

Further reading

1. Forestry in Changing Societies in Europe: Teaching module. [tiešsaiste]. Tuherm H. et al. Joensuu: University Press, 2000. 480 p. [skatīts 05.09.2014.] Pieejams: http://www.wzw.tum.de/silva-network/pdf/publications /Silva_Publications_2000_FCSE_PartII_Country-Repors.pdf
2. Krott M. Forest Policy Analysis. [tiešsaiste]. Dordrecht, Springer, 2005. 323 p. [skatīts 05.09.2014.]. Pieejams: http://www.untag-smd.ac.id/files/Perpustakaan_Digital_2/POLICY%20ANALYSIS%20Forest%20policy%20analysis.pdf
3. Meža likums: LR likums [tiešsaiste]. Pieņemts: 24.02.2000. Stājas spēkā: 17.03.2000. [Skatīts 16.03.2017.]. Pieejams: https://likumi.lv/doc.php?id=2825

Periodicals and other sources

1. Laikraksts "Meža avīze": ISSN 1407-6187
2. . Starptautiskais žurnāls "Baltijas Koks": ISSN 1407-6667
3. Starptautisks žurnāls "Forest Product Journal": ISSN 0015-7473.