This article will help you to differentiate between classical forest management and joint forest management.
Difference # Classical Forest Management:
1. Large areas equivalent to a forest division are considered as one unit for planning manage the forest.
2. The major objective of the management was to produce timber to cater to the national needs and to raise maximum revenue consistent with the sustainability of the forest, protection of the soil and conservation of water.
3. The management is by the government officials.
4. The forest revenue is collected by the government fully and investments also done from the government funds.
5. Working Plan prescribes management operations of a large forest area for 5 – 10 years.
Difference # Joint Forest Management:
1. Comparatively very small blocks, which are small portions of the whole forest division, is considered as individual units of the forest management.
2. The objective of the management is to generate products, which are locally needed, as a first charge and the balance products marketed to fetch maximum revenue. Production also has to be sustainable and satisfactory for soil protection and water conservation.
3. The management is jointly by the government and the fringe people.
4. The revenue is shared with the people in different ratios in different states. Investments however are from the government funds.
5. Micro-plan prescribes operations for each individual small forest blocks for 5 years.