Questions and answers
Who can use the forest?
Plots of the state forest fund can be transferred for use to legal entities and individuals.
There is a fee for using the forest. The amount of payments and the procedure for their collection are determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Forest use can be permanent or temporary.
Forest enterprises, institutions and organizations that have received forest lands in permanent ownership are permanent users of the forest.
Temporary use of the forest can be short-term – up to three years and long-term – up to ten years.
The right to use the forest is granted to legal entities and individuals by state forestry bodies or their authorized enterprises, institutions and organizations, unless otherwise provided by law.
A special permit for the use of the forest is given on the basis of a tree felling or a forest permit. Forest users have the right to use plots of the state forest fund only for those types of forest use that are provided for by special permits.
What types of forest management are available?
Types of forest use include:
cutting down trees and shrubs;
additional use of the forest (haymaking, cattle grazing, placement of beehives and hives, procurement (collection) of medicinal raw materials for wild plants and harvesting (collection) of wild plants for food purposes;
use of plots of the state forest fund for hunting needs;
use of plots of the state forest fund for research purposes;
use of plots of the state forest fund for cultural, educational, recreational, health-improving and aesthetic purposes.
Other types of forest use may also be provided for by legislation.
What do you mean by forest?
The concept of forests
Forests in the broadest sense of the word are a source of fresh water, soil and air moisture, timber, by-products, fruits, medicinal and food plants. Forests help preserve and enhance flora and fauna, mitigate the effects of climate change, prevent the risk of mountain cliffs, solve the problem of water scarcity, prevent catastrophic floods, combat soil erosion, stop sand movement in desert areas, prevent soil erosion. Of great importance is the role of reserve forests in improving the reclamation state (salinization, desertification, etc.), as well as in increasing the productivity of pastures and agricultural land. Most importantly, improving the ecological situation and preventing its negative consequences, nature conservation today is the main task of forestry.