The objectives of this study are to describe implementation of sustainable forest management with certification program, to describe strategy of maintaining sustainable forest management and to reveal role of the patrons. Data collection was conducted through focus group discussions of farmer groups as well as forest owners, assessment of forest management documents, relevant secondary data collection from various related agencies, field observations and in-depth interviews with informants from both local formal and informal leaders. Forest Management Unit of Gerbang Lestari (FMUGL) in Bangkalan District passed the certification of Sustainable Community Sustainable Forest Management. Total of 30 indicators used in this assessment, 14 indicators were considered as Good, 13 indicators were considered as Fair and 3 indicators were considered as Bad. In order to overcome the weakness, the recommendation were suggested, those consisted of quickly establish a chain-of-custody system followed by training both at board and member level and cooperation with merchants; arrangement of logging permits and logging records starting at the village level, enhancing the joint purchase of timber with the company; involves organizational processes with multi-stakeholders; improved management information system; enable agencies or regulatory bodies. Community leaders, especially clerics, play an important role in transforming idea about environmental conservation. The clerics can play a role in conserving the environment and the forest by providing examples or role models to the students, the surrounding community and the environment in which they live.
Batas Pohan, Amin Setyo Leksono, Bagyo Yanuwiadi, Soemarno (2018); Certification model of Sustainable forest management in a Forest Management Unit (FMU) in Bangkalan East Java Indonesia;
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