A forest management plan is a framework that provides the direction required for organizational set up in carrying out sustainable management of forests. According to Forest Act, 2005 a management plan is a systematic framework that shows all activities to be undertaken in forest or part of it during a period of at least 10 years.
The objectives of a Management Plan are
- To enable the owner(s) of a forest estate undertake the responsibility of managing the forest effectively, to suggest the kind of organization set up and resources required running the forest and acting as a basis for the preparation of plan of operation (work plan) for a sustainable management of a particular forest.
- Different management programs can be designed to achieve the overall objective of the management plan, e.g natural forest, wildlife, tourism development, protection and security, community participation, infrastructure, equipment, Human Resource, Research, participation, Monitoring and Evaluation programs as dictated by the needs of the managers and community in the area.
Forest information system has managed to provide maps for over 70 forest stations. This include location maps, felling plans maps, establishment plans maps and many more.