A1 Journal article (refereed)
Managing boreal forests for the simultaneous production of collectable goods and timber revenues (2016)

Peura, M., Triviño, M., Mazziotta, A., Podkopaev, D., Juutinen, A., & Mönkkönen, M. (2016). Managing boreal forests for the simultaneous production of collectable goods and timber revenues. Silva Fennica, 50(5), Article 1672. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.1672

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All authors or editors: Peura, Maiju; Triviño, María; Mazziotta, Adriano; Podkopaev, Dmitry; Juutinen, Artti; Mönkkönen, Mikko

Journal or series: Silva Fennica

ISSN: 0037-5330

eISSN: 2242-4075

Publication year: 2016

Volume: 50

Issue number: 5

Article number: 1672

Publisher: Suomen Metsätieteellinen Seura; Luonnonvarakeskus LUKE

Place of Publication: Helsinki

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.1672

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/51790


Timber Production is an economically important provisioning ecosystem service in forests, but is often in conflict with the provision of other ecosystem services. In multifunctional forestry, the production of timber and non-timber ecosystem services should coexist in the same landscape. To this end, we explored the capacity of a boreal landscape to simultaneously produce collectable goods − bilberry (Vaccimium myrtillus L.), cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) and cep (Boletus edulis Bull.) − alongside timber revenues. We also identified optimal forest management plans to achieve this. Furthermore, we analyzed trade-offs between collectable good yields and timber production, as well as between their economic values. We ran forest growth simulations under seven alternative management regimes at a landscape level across 50-year planning horizons. Then, we used multi-objective optimization to explore trade-offs and identify optimal forest management plans. The results showed that the strongest trade-off was between bilberry and timber production, resulting in a large loss in timber revenues for a gain in bilberry production. However, the conflicts between other collectables and timber production were relatively small: It was possible to increase the provision of collectable goods 4–15% with small reductions (3−5%) from timber revenues. With careful forest planning, there is the potential to simultaneously produce high levels of collectable goods and timber revenues in the landscape.

Keywords: forestry; silviculture; ecosystem services; forests; multiple use; forest cultivation; wood production; berry picking; mushroom picking; forest income; optimisation

Free keywords: multifunctional forestry; timber; mushroom; wildberry; nontimber forest product; trade-offs; optimal forest managements; ecosystem services; ecosystems; optimization

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Reporting Year: 2016

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