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FSC® concession in the state of Santa Cruz Bolivia

Last week we checked the forest operation in our FSC® concession in the state of Santa Cruz Bolivia. We drove to the most northern part 45km from our sawmill where Pablo showed us the present logging site.

We are only cutting 10 trees per hectare after which the area is left untouched again for 25 years. Only the spots where the logs are stalled temporarily need to be replanted. The speed of regrowth is amazing. Also, since hunting is strictly forbidden in our forest the number and diversity of animals is far higher even than in the national parks.

Later we also visited one of the communities that we work with, which is presently doing the census of their own forest. We are helping them to become FSC® Controlled after which they can become fully FSC® certified next year.

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