Eucaplyptus grove. Photo: KKL-JNF Photo Archive
In light of the directives contained within NOP 22
- National Master Plan 22 for Forests and Afforestation - the KKL-JNF (Israel’s forestry service) decided to write an updated policy document on forest management in Israel.
This document was prepared with a deep respect and appreciation for Israel’s afforestation enterprise over the years - an enterprise marked by its pioneering spirit and achievements as well as its uniqueness; a program conceived of under difficult conditions paralleling those that the emergent State of Israel faced since its inception.
Israel’s afforestation program has given the public a valuable asset. With this in mind, the new forest management policy (FMP) recognizes the need to implement changes in current approaches and concepts towards forest management and design according to the latest developments in forestry, ecology, social and economic sciences.
This FMP furnishes an obligating professional basis for managing Israel’s forests in a goal-oriented and sustainable fashion.
This document defines and outlines the forestry goals in Israel, the various forest types found here, and the planning and management principles to be employed in them.