The book entitled “Theory and Practice of Forest Management in Nepal” authored by Swoyambbhu Man Amatya and his colleagues was released amidst a programme in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The book serves as a reference material for the students of forest management.
The book is useful for those interested in forest management in Nepal and teachers and students of forest management, remarked Prof. Punya Prasad Regmi, Vice Chancellor of Agriculture and Forestry University. “I congratulate Dr. Amatya and his team for writing such a comprehensive book on forest management,” he said. “Although there are several published references available on the subject of forest management, a comprehensive document particularly devoted to the Nepalese context is not available,” pointed out Dr. Amatya.
Our university teaches and students are forced to use reference books and materials that are not based on our own experiences, said Dr. Amatya, adding, “we believe this reference materials will contribute towards filling this serious gap and serve as a useful resource for our university students.”
The book consisting of 158 pages includes ten chapters. It consists of various important information such as history of forest management in Nepal, scientific forest management work procedure 2071, sustainable forest management, cutting of trees and trading in wood etc.
The book published by Faculty of Forestry, Agriculture and Forestry University, Hetauda consists of detailed information about Nepal’s experience in forest management and suggestions regarding works to be performed for sustainable forest management in Nepal.