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An Integrated Approach to Assessing the Forest Resource Potential of the Region

  • S. PuntzukovaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 139)

Abstract

The article is devoted to the problem of valuation of the forest resource potential of the region. The importance of solving this problem is due to the depletion and degradation of the forest ecosystem, since many of its structural elements are outside the market system. In this regard, a systems approach to the forest ecosystem as a capital that allows us to justify the total forest rent from the use of forest resources is considered. The analysis of the main methods of assessing the economic, ecological and assimilation functions of ecosystems is carried out. The principles of formation of the total forest rent of the region in conditions of ecological restrictions on the Baikal natural territory are grounded. In the work, the main investigation is given to the assessment of the forest environment assimilation potential, which is expressed in the ability of forests to resume after felling, fires and other negative impacts. The results of calculations based on the developed methods for determining the magnitude of the external costs (ecological costs and prevented damage) of production as a result of measures that reduce the negative impact of logging on the forest environment in the Republic of Buryatia are presented. The received estimations allow us to justify the compensatory mechanism of ecologically-safe forest use. It is concluded that compensation payments for the negative impact of harvesting on the forest environment are a rental tax for the use of the assimilation (reforestation) potential of the forest ecosystem of the region.

Keywords

Forest ecosystem Forest capital External costs Environmental constraints Assimilation potential 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baikal Institute of Nature Management SB RASUlan-UdeRussia

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