DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B32/S14.052


I.Pilvere, A. Nipers, I. Upite, J. Zarins
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-14-8 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 3, Vol. 2, 383-390 pp

The research aim is to assess indicators of use of forest land (FL) in the administrative units of Latvia to identify opportunities for the intensification of exploitation of FL. In Latvia, forest land occupies 3.3 million hectares (ha) or 52% of the total area, which determines the need for the efficient use of it. To precisely identify the relationships between the indicators of FL, a factor analysis was carried out. The results show that the situation with the use of FL in 511 Latvia’s parishes is different. Approximately in half of the parishes, the indicators of FL use correspond to the average in Latvia, yet, in a third of Latvia’s parishes, these indicators are very low, which indicates extensive and non-commercial forestry that might be improved in the future.

Keywords: forest land, efficiency, indicators, parishes

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