Maintenance of Upland and Mangrove Experimental Forests CY 2011

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The field office has only two (2) Forest Rangers assigned to do the patrolling works on these experimental forests, hence monitoring and patrolling were being done through proper coordination with the trusted barangay people

  • On Upland Experimental Forest:Maintenance of the 1,020 hectares of upland experimental forests is carried out through tree planting on critical and degraded areas in coordination with Team Energy who provided logistics and monetary assistances.
  • On Mangrove Experimental Forest: Grass cutting was being done once a month on ground surrounding the infrastructures thereat to keep it orderly. Housekeeping activities were applied to maintain the comfort room and training hall. Other infrastructures like the bunk house and fishing wharf need major repairing as most parts are worn-out already.

Patrolling activities were conducted by the assigned forest rangers to monitor existence of illegal activities in the area. So far as of this report, no illegal activity was noted.

Within the premise where the structures are located, there were damages noticed like that in the board walk where some strips of cemented board were removed and damaged. Tiles on the floor of the comfort room were also removed unknowingly.

Along with this, Science Research Specialist Galupo conducted orientation and briefing on mangrove ecosystem to several groups of visitors who came to the Mangrove Experimental Forest from January to March 2011. These visitors include: CVE High School students from Pagbilao, Quezon, St. Anne College from Lucena City, Benguet State University Dendrology Class, officials and member of the Rotary Club from CALABARZON, and Enverga University from Lucena City. Tree planting activity was also conducted by some group of students in the area.