this is just and idea beeping me up hardly since last 8 months…
Traditional pine forest are the forest here I meant to those forest which are being created by the people with the help of govt and ngos sometime back in 30-40 years ago. After Nepal lost 60 % of its naturally built forest and faced several conscequenses, this lead to the mass plantation of easily and cheaply available pine forest with the help of govt backed funding.
These days we see pine forest almost every part of Nepal especially being owned by community. These kind of dense forest have been a trouble to many users because of its nature. The green leaves are not being able to use for villagers cattle, the dry leaves are fallen down not allowing the pasters to grow, the forest also doesent allow other diverse plants to live around even not absorbing and protecting the waters for springs. The villagers are forced to do extra work cleaning the forest for good pasture.
The concept of community forest was developed to help make peoples life easy and people takes care of the forest by preserving, but this forest turn to be opposite…that people took care of forest and had to work extra cleaning the dried pine leaves and loosing the spring water. I guess this problem is not only in Nepal so These days people have developed a ecological designing of the forest called permaculture, a designed forest creating the eco- system.
"green forest nepals wealth"famous saying in nepali a true idea on how important is forest in Nepal. A forest should be diverse itself in nature and allows diversity of use supporting many lives through and in it. So my idea is to transform the traditional community pine forest in to carefully design self sustaining food forest and thus Regenerating the diversity of food chains and regenerating the fresh water spings. I believe this kind of forest will also give maximum benefits to society in each and every situation that human faces.