Community forests establishment and land management
Community forests establishment and land management
Shemjong geog is the second smallest geog under Tsirang Dzongkhag. The geog comprises of 5 chiwogs namely Zomling, Dekiling, Tashiling Toed, Tashiling Maed and Dangraygang Chiwogs. Out of Five Chiwogs, two Chiwogs namely Zomling and Tashiling Maed have approved CF (Community Forest) and Dekiling Chiwog has Community Forest establishment under process. Dangraygang chiwog is only chiwog without community forest establishment. Realizing and witnessing the importance of community forest from other chiwogs, the chiwog proposes to establish a community forest group.
The project will establish a Dangraygang Community forest with the objective to promote sustainable management of the local forests, and promote income generation from timber and non-timber forest products. The project will help in sustainably conserving, managing and utilizing forest and other forestry products. It will not only sustainably conserve forest but also improve the awareness on importance of forest and how sustainable it utilized.
Establishment of Dangraygand Community forest will have following benefits to communities of Dangraygang chiwog:
i. Landslide management
ii. Water source protection
iii. Sustainable forest product management and its utilization
iv. Alleviation of poverty
v. Plantation for better and
vi. Capacity building of group member
The community forest will be managed by Dangraygang Community Forest Group. They will mobilize and coordinate duties and people right from initiation to the completion of project.
As project completed on December, 2014, a total of 66 households of Dangraygang has come together to establish Dangraygang Community forest with the objective to promote sustainable management of the local forests, and promote income generation from timber and non-timber forest products.
The community forest (CF) has an area of 584.76 acres and a ten year management plan. It enjoys hot and wet summer, cold and dry winter. Most of the tree species found is broadleaved. Common tree species in the CF include Schima wallichia, Guercus species, Alnus nepalensis, Pinus spp., Terminalia spp, and Michelia champaca. The forest condition of the CF is marginally fair with the basal area of 9.46m2/ha. For proper and sustainable management of the CF, the Community Forest Management Group (CFMG) has divided the CF into two blocks considering the different criteria for blocking. Besides management of the timber resources, the CFMG is managing existing NWFPs like fern, beetle leaves, mushrooms, bamboos and broom grass for group income generation.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Dangraygang Community Forests Group
Country:
Bhutan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 20,200.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 2,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 4,550.00
Project Number:
BHU/SGP/OP5/Y2/CORE/BD/2012/14
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
High Sustainability: People/beneficiary were actively involved in the project implementation. All the members of group are the beneficiaries and long term management plan.
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Partnership

Govt - Community

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Tenzin Wangchuk
Phone:
009752322424
Email:
Mr. Tshering Phuntsho
Phone:
009752322424 (ext:330)
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UN House, Peling Lam (Street), Kawajangsa, Thimphu, P.O. Box No. 162
Thimphu, Bhutan, 11001