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Community Forest


A community forest is a forest that is managed collectively by local people, usually with timber and non-timber forest product extraction.


"Glossary", FOREST RESTORATION RESEARCH UNIT, 2008. "Research for Restoring Tropical Forest Ecosystems: A Practical Guide". Biology Department, Science Faculty, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Alternative definition

A community forest can be described as any forestry operation managed by a local government, community group, or First Nation for the benefit of the entire community.

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