Assessment of Forest Road Network Alternatives for Pine Resin Extraction

  • Ahmad Budiaman Faculty of Forestry, Gadjah Mada University, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta, 55281, Indonesia
  • Heryana Heryana Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, PO Box 168, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
Keywords: pine resin, forest road network, utility analysis, non-timber forest products (NTFPs)

Abstract

Pine resin, one type of non-timber forest products (NTFPs), is important for Indonesia.   In addition to its high economic value, pine resin also has bright domestic and international market prospects.  Utilization of commercial pine resin has been carried out in Indonesia, but the forest road network required for extracting pine resin has not been specifically planned. To date, the planning and selection of forest road network  in  forest management in Indonesia are intended only for the extraction of  timber products and have not been integrated with the use of NTFPs; also,  they have not considered the economic, ecological, and social aspects a whole. Planning and selection of forest road network have focused more on economic aspects only. This study aimed at planning and assessing the forest road network for extracting pine resin by considering the economic, ecological, and social criteria.  Decision-making method used  to select the best  forest road network was utility analysis.  Indicator used  included road length, road density, a correction factor for manual carrying of pine resin, pine resin carrying distance, road construction cost, and productivity of carrying and extracting pine resin. The result of  the utility analysis indicates that an  alternative of forest road network for extracting pine resin has no the whole best indicators, but it has the highest utility value.  This study suggested that the use of the utility analysis help the decision makers to selects process for forest  road network alternative easily and rapidly.

Published
2013-04-19
How to Cite
Budiaman, A., & Heryana, H. (2013). Assessment of Forest Road Network Alternatives for Pine Resin Extraction. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika, 19(1), 23-30. Retrieved from http://journal.ipb.ac.id/index.php/jmht/article/view/6727
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