A good Forest management plan is essential for a forest management unit (KPH) to successfully manage its forest operations. Therefore, it needs to be well prepared. With the purpose of preparing for the long-term forest management plan (RPHJP) of the KPH Malinau, the North Kalimantan Province Forestry Service and the technical unit of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (BPKH IV Samarinda), supported by FORCLIME, conducted a coaching session for the KPH Malinau on 29 May 2020 using the MS Teams application. “Despite the coronovirus pandemic , we hope that the RPHJP of KPH Malinau can be completed this year”, said Syafarudin, the Head of KPH Malinau.
During the coaching sesion, discussions were held on the socio-economic and biogeophysics data collected during two surveys in 2019. This data will be further analyzed to obtain KPH Malinau’s forest resource potential, which will be presented by KPH Malinau in its draft RPHJP. However, to finalize the document plan, the stakeholders need to physicaly meet at the BPKH IV office in Samarinda, East Kalimantan.