Advancing Continuous Cover Forestry to prioritise the integration of environmental, social and economic benefits of forests
Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF), also known as closer-to-nature forestry, is a forest management system that integrates the environmental, social and economic benefits of forestry by maintaining the forest canopy and embracing natural regeneration to replace harvested trees.
CCF is a forest management practice that respects the natural processes of forest growth and renewal, creates space for biodiversity and protects habitats
CCF enables the development of permanent forests, which provide society with multiple social benefits, including beautiful spaces for recreation and well-being
At the heart of CCF management is the management of individual trees for the production of quality timber, ensuring that the forest ecosystem is profitable and sustainable