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Management Working Plans

Management Working Plans

IORA applies its cross-functional expertise across all dimensions of forestry to develop robust, holistic, spatial technology based Management Working Plans for State Forest Departments and forest owners. Our Working Plans prepare our clients to achieve goals of legal & policy compliance, enhancing forest productivity, forest preservation, biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and accessing new financial tools like REDD+, NAMAs, forestry bonds and other ecosystem markets.

Our Management Working Plan services include:
  • Application of geospatial technology for forest mapping and forest change detection
  • Mobile app technology based field inventory for accurate and transparent data collection
  • Rigorous data analysis based spatially mapped scientific forest management prescriptions
  • Web-based geospatial portals for real-time monitoring of implementation of prescriptions
  • Capacity building and training of forest department staff and forest owners in development and use of scientific working plans.


National Technical Assistance to Analyze Data and Design Best Practices during Updation of Forest Working Plan

IORA will assist in updating 21 Working Plans in Assam as per NWPC-2014 (National Working Plan Codes-2014) using global best practices and latest technology and approaches. IORA will also prepare the State to access upcoming national and international financial instruments like REDD+, NAMAs, INDCs, Green India Mission, etc.IORA will work on integrating remote sensing analysis and GIS with the Working Plan designs and implementation in a seamless manner, and a creation of robust datasets. In order to ensure mainstreaming of best practices for future working plan exercises, IORA is also developing tools such as Mobile Apps, data analysis spreadsheets etc. Training programs will be conducted for the tools and systems developed for this project.

Location Assam, India
Duration 2016 – 2017
Client Name Assam Projects on Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Society (APFBC)
Old Growth Forests Study in Karnataka

IORA carried out survey of old growth forests in Virajpet Forest Division (including Virajpet territorial division, Madikeri Wildlife Division and Nagarwale Tiger Reserve). IORA provided technical expertise for laying carbon plots in order to analyze tree diversity, tree biomass growth and regeneration status of various forest types in Karnataka.A total of 55 plant species (including trees, shrubs, herbs and climbers) were recorded.

Location Karnataka, India
Duration 2016
Client Name Forest-PLUS Project