The East Kalimantan Province Forestry Service supported by FORCLIME, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and The Borneo Initiative (TBI) conducted a meeting to brief and refresh memories related to the concepts and policies of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) for the Forest Management Units (FMUs) managers in East Kalimantan province, KPH Malinau (North Kalimantan) and KPH Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan) on 19-20 October 2016 in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. 30 participants attended the meeting, such as FMUs in East Kalimantan, FMU of Kapuas Hulu, FMU of Malinau, the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI) of East Kalimantan, and Technical Implementation Units of the Ministry of Environment and Forests in Samarinda.
Some resource persons of the meeting include Mr Rudi Pryanto (Directorate of Production Forest Management Unit of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry), Mr Bambang Wahyudi (TNC), Mr Iwan K. Permadi (TBI), Mr Tunggul Butarbutar (FORCLIME), Mr M. Fajar (Peterson Control Union), and Prof. Soeyitno Sudirman (Practitioner of SFM).
Awareness to implement Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) practices need to involve all parties in forest management. Such awareness includes aspects of compliance with laws and regulations, production, environmental, social, as well as the aspect of business strategy.