Forest Policy and Economics Department
Forest Policy and Economics Department aims to conduct research for developing customer-oriented forest policies and improving citizen’s quality of life.
Under this goal, the Division strives to develop forestry and forest product industry for enhancing forest value, implement sustainable forest management, develop convergence technology for advancing forest resource information, and establish rational forestland?mountain village policies. We are also committed to strengthening international and inter-Korean forest cooperation, exploring forest resources abroad, enhancing customer satisfaction through efficient forest welfare services, and securing forest carbon credits in preparation for post-2020 era.
Forest Welfare Division
Forest Welfare Division conducts research to enhance citizens’ quality of life and maximize added values of green resources. Forest welfare, recreation and healing research aims to develop forest welfare policies; to assess, utilize, and manage forest recreational resources; to verify forest healing effects; to create and manage healing forests; and enhance the benefits of mountain-climbing and forest recreational sports. Forest culture/education research aims to develop policies and programs on forest environment education and establish a classification system for forest culture policies and cultural assets. Mountain village and forest land use research aims to develop mountain village, activate the mountain village economically, promote mountain village ecotourism, make an interaction between mountain village and urban community, classify the forest land, and utilize forest land.
Conservation and management of forest recreational resources
Forest healing effects and healing forest
Forest landscape design technology
Forest culture and education
Mountain village promotion and ecotourism
Criteria for forest land use change