BSU creates policy on the gathering and utilization of forest products


By jtabangcura - Posted on 22 January 2018

 

The Benguet State University (BSU) policy on the management, harvesting/gathering and utilization of forest products within the land reservation was approved by the Board of Regents through Res. No. 2692, s. 2017 on November 6, 2017.

Also known as the BSU Forest Policy, its objectives are to regulate and monitor the gathering and utilization of forest products from the University Land Reservation and to designate offices and personnel and define their roles for the protection, development and sustainable utilization of forest products in the University Land Reservation. Forest products cover all within or originating from the BSU Land Reservation which includes a set limit or minimum quantities of timber/lumber, pulpwood, firewood, bark, cones, tree top/twigs/branches, resin, oil, honey, beeswax, Nipa, Rattan, bamboo, grass, shrub and wildlings, flowering plant, water, game, scenic resources, historical resources, recreational resources and geologic resources.

The policy is applicable to students, faculty members, staff and outsiders.

The policy specified procedural guidelines, the concerned offices and their responsibilities, unauthorized activities, sanctions and penalties, and the committee on the management, harvesting/gathering and utilization of forest products.

The policy is in conformity with the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines (P.D. 705) and other state policies for the judicious utilization and management of natural resources and maintenance of ecological balance and sound environment. The provision of P.D. 705 and other pertinent laws/policies shall be applicable by mere destruction of scenic resources, historical resources, recreational resources and geologic resources.

An e-copy of the policy will be made available at www.bsu.edu.ph.//JSTabangcura