Hangzhou Ecological Forest Management

Original Language Title: 杭州市生态公益林管理办法

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(September 12, 2005, Hangzhou City people's Government, the 83rd General session on September 20, 2005 the Hangzhou people's Government promulgated as of November 1, 2005, order No. 221) first to strengthen ecological forest planning, construction, protection, and management, improve and optimize the environment, maintaining the lawful rights and interests of the owner and operator of ecological public welfare forest under the People's Republic of China forest and the People's Republic of China regulations for the implementation of the forestry law and the regulations of the forest management in Zhejiang Province
    Such as the provisions of relevant laws and regulations, combined with the city's actual, these measures are formulated.
    Article of ecological public welfare forest in these measures refers to maintain and improve the ecological environment, maintain ecological balance and the conservation of biological diversity of human societies, such as ecological, social and sustainable development as the main feature, the main provider of public welfare and social products and services of forests, trees and forest land.
    Article within the administrative area of ecological public welfare forest in Hangzhou City planning, construction, protection, and management, application of this approach.
    Article fourth of ecological public welfare forest in planning, construction, protection, and management should follow Government-led, social participation, planning, management, protection of the interests of owners and managers.
    Fifth of Municipal Forestry Administration Department is the Department of ecological forest, is responsible for implementation of this approach.
    District and County (City) of forestry administrative departments in charge of ecological public welfare forest in this area planning, construction, protection, and management.
    Development, construction, agriculture, finance, land and natural resources, afforestation, environmental protection, transportation, travel and other administrative departments shall, in accordance with their respective responsibilities, in collaboration with the implementation of these measures.
    Sixth of municipal, district and County (City) people's Government, protection of ecological public welfare forest construction and management costs, as well as the ecological public-welfare forest compensation for owners or operators, incorporate the budget.
    City, district and County (City) of ecological public welfare forest construction of people's Governments should raise funds, encourage and guide social forces to participate in construction of ecological public welfare forest. Seventh of municipal, district and County (City) people's Government shall, in accordance with relevant regulations of the system of compensation for ecological benefits of forest, according to the fiscal management principles of sharing of forest ecological benefit compensation fund, on the construction of ecological public-welfare forest owner or operator, the protection and management of ecological public welfare forest compensation expenditure incurred.
    Specific compensation measures for the city and County (City) Government made by statutory authorities.
    Forest ecological benefit compensation should be paid, no unit or individual may seize, retain, and use. Eighth national key ecological forests, key ecological forest Division in accordance with national and provincial provisions.
    City, district and County (City) of ecological public welfare forest drawn by the local forestry administration departments, and reported to the people's Governments at the corresponding level for approval announced.
    Scope of ecological public welfare forest in approved without adjustments needed adjustment, it should be statutory authority and procedures for the Department of forestry administration, reported by the original agreement of the authorities.
    Nineth approved ecological forest, their districts and counties (municipalities) people's Governments shall, in accordance with defined scope and size, signed with the ecological public-welfare forest owners or operators defined.
    Tenth of municipal, district and County (City) people should be in the range of ecological forest around clear, Permanent signs and publicity.
    11th of municipal, district and County (City) Government ecological public welfare forest construction plan should be integrated into the national economic and social development plan, the implementation of objective responsibility.
    Construction planning of ecological public welfare forest in the Department of forestry administration in conjunction with the development, planning, land and resources, environmental protection and other relevant competent administrative departments, reported to the people's Governments at the corresponding level for approval implementing and newspaper level forestry administration departments. Approved plan of ecological public welfare forest construction shall not be changed without permission.
    Alteration shall be statutory authority and procedures for the Department of forestry administration, reported by the original agreement of the authorities, and newspaper level forestry administration departments.
    12th of ecological public welfare forest construction in the Department of forestry administration is responsible for implementation.
    Ecological public welfare forest construction should make use of the original topography, landform, water, vegetation, status quo, strictly implement the relevant national technology standards, technical specifications, and meet the requirements of environmental protection and soil and water conservation.
    13th forestry administrative departments shall organize relevant units and individuals, should be within the range of ecological public welfare forest in Forest Hills, wasteland implemented afforestation, artificially replanted against open woodland and forest conservation, imposed on low-efficiency forest stand improvement, and gradually improve the ecological function of ecological public welfare forest, rich in forest landscape.
    Afforestation within the context of ecological public welfare forests, native vegetation should be retained.
    Article 14th serious water and soil erosion in the context of ecological public welfare forest areas and slopes of more than 25 degrees of slope land, organized by the Department of forestry administration land to forest and cultivation of forest resources.
    15th levels of people's Governments and subdistrict offices should gradually entered into protection of ecological forest management responsibility.
    Districts and counties (municipalities) people's Government with responsibility for the protection of ecological forest management functions of State-owned forest management between the protection of ecological forest management responsibility; the township (town) people's Government Office or street should bear the protection of ecological forest management functions of the rural collective economic organizations or other economic organizations in protection of ecological forest management responsibility.
    State-owned forest management units, rural collective economic organizations or other economic organizations shall, in accordance with the relevant provisions of laws and regulations to establish a forest protection force, according to the distribution of ecological forest and to protect and manage requirements, designated to protect and manage areas of responsibility, perform his Ranger duties.
    16th range of ecological forest tending, update logging, but must be approved by Department of forestry administration, cutting intensity should conform to the requirements of ecological forest protection.
    Of ecological public welfare forest in places, the revolutionary Memorial Forest and nature reserve of forest harvesting is strictly prohibited.
    17th is prohibited in the context of ecological public welfare forest in land reclamation, quarrying, sand, Earth, mining, firewood cutting and tapping, grazing, hunting, the construction of cemeteries and other acts of destruction of ecological public welfare forest.
    18th no unit or individual may illegally use or appropriation of ecological public welfare forest in forested areas.
    Due to construction of expropriation or appropriation of ecological public welfare forest in forested areas, shall apply to the Administrative Department in charge of forestry, Department of forestry administration according to statutory authority and procedures for examination and approval, shall be handled in accordance with the laws and regulations on land management land approval procedures. Article 19th of ecological public welfare forest construction of local people's Governments should be combined with town planning, living in important niches or production, living conditions are poor, residents of the area, gradual migration.
    In areas where residents have moved out, the forestry administrative departments shall organize the implementation of reforestation and forest conservation.
    20th in the premise of not affecting the functions of ecological public welfare forest and ecological public-welfare forest to the owner or operator of ecological public welfare forest of bamboo, species of moderate economic exploitation, management measures shall conform to the construction of ecological public welfare forest of technical standards, technical specifications.
    Article 21st of forest tourism operators need to take advantage of ecological forest tourism business activities should first develop specialized design, forestry administrative departments, where the application arguments, without affecting its ecological premise and ecological public-welfare forest owner or operator signed a management agreement, and accept the supervision and management of forestry administrative departments.
    22nd ecological public welfare forest in the seat of Government should be in the scope of ecological public welfare forest in forest fire prevention Billboard and peripheral set, creating biological fire belt or blocked open fire road, strengthen the management of wild fire, form a professional firefighting team.
    Article 23rd forestry administrative departments should strengthen the ecological public welfare forest in forest diseases and insect pests of quarantine and prevention of diseases and insect pests on a regular basis, development of prediction, forecasting, control of forest pests and diseases occur and spread.
    Article 24th forestry and agriculture Administration Department should protect, within the management of ecological public welfare forest and wildlife resources, protecting wildlife habitat, conservation of biological diversity.
    25th forestry administrative departments shall establish a monitoring system of ecological forests, a gradual development of ecological public-welfare forest resources and dynamic monitoring of ecological indicators to assess the ecological public-welfare forest functional level, and announced to the public.
    26th article violates these rules, seizing, withholding or misappropriating funds of forest ecological benefit compensation, does not constitute a crime, administrative sanctions according to law constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.
    27th article violates these rules, unauthorized adjustments of non-owners or managers of ecological public welfare forests forest-wide or changing the nature of ecological public welfare forest of, the local forestry administration departments to recover their acquisition of forest ecological benefit compensation and obtain compensation of forest ecological benefit more than 1 time fined not more than 3 times.
    28th article violates these rules, arbitrarily move or destroy the ecological public-welfare forest of permanent signs, the local forestry administration authorities shall order its deadline to restore the status quo ante; fails to restore the status quo ante, the local Forestry Administration Department of recovery, the cost borne by the violation.
    29th article violates these rules, unauthorized harvesting of ecological public welfare forest or not in accordance with the approval of the Administrative Department of Forestry of non-commercial forest harvesting, in accordance with the People's Republic of China forest and the People's Republic of China stipulated in the regulations for the implementation of the forestry law heavier punishment.
    30th article violation this approach provides, in ecological public forest range within for reclamation, and quarrying, and mining sand, and take soil, and mining, and built cemetery, behavior, led ecological public forest by destroyed of, by forestry administrative competent sector ordered its stop violations, replant destroyed strains number twice times above 3 times times following of trees, can sentenced destroyed forest value 3 times times above 5 times times following of fine. Violation of these rules, in the context of ecological forest for firewood cutting and tapping, grazing, hunting, digging bamboo shoots, seed behavior, resulting in destruction of ecological public welfare forest and the Department of Forestry Administration ordered to desist from the illegal act, reseeding twice times more than 3 times the number of trees.

    Refusing to replant trees or replanting is not in line with relevant regulations of the State, on behalf of the Department of Forestry Administration re, the costs borne by the violation.
    31st forestry administrative departments and their personnel who abuse their powers, neglect their duties or engages, shall be given administrative sanctions constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.
                      32nd article this way come into force on November 1, 2005.

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