Silviculture: forest and environmental policies

Davide Pettenella, Donato Romano


The article examines contents and proposals of the Third National Congress of Silviculture’s session dedicated to forest and environment policies.It is divided into three sections. The first one offers a key to the interpretation of the papers presented in the session. The second part describes some main problems in the forest policies guidance. Particular attention is given to the changes, in progress or desirable, in the governance processes, along with the redefinition of the role of governmental authorities, and a parallel growth of the society’s responsibilities and actions. The last part sums up possible guidelines for forest strategies.


forest policy; governance; public institutions; Italy.

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