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7: Cultural, social, spiritual needs and values

Technical, logistical and cross-cultural capacity exists to enable informed and meaningful engagement in forest management plans

Broken into 4 elements:
Element 3.1: Adequate human resources are available.
Element 3.2: Adequate infrastructure is available.
Element 3.3: Adequate knowledge and information resources are available and accessible.
Element 3.4: Stable and long-term funding is available to support the management of cultural heritage ...

The importance of forests to people

"This indicator recognises the breadth of values that communities place upon forests and is designed to measure the accessibility and availability of forest areas for non-consumptive uses such as recreation and aesthetic appreciation." The State of Victoria (2005)

"The indicator measures nonconsumptive uses and values of forests. It ...