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WHY WE NEED

FORESTLAND MANAGEMENT?
Today many Upland farming
communities continue to cope with
tenurial uncertainties, declining crop
yields, and overall livelihood
hardships.
Why Forest Land Use
Plan?
People are uncertain about their water
supply; they do not even know where to
legally cut firewood or set up their dwellings.
Why Forest Land Use
Plan?
On the other hand, downstream
communities suffer from water shortages,
increased flooding, water contamination,
and loss of natural areas.
Why Forest Land Use
Plan?




Since many communities expect to grow,
they need to make careful choices about
how and where development will happen.
Why Forest Land Use
Plan?
Without proper forestland Use Planning,
the forestland portions of LGU jurisdictions
are subjected to various land uses which
invariably have proven to undermine local
development efforts.
Why Forest Land Use
Plan?
Because of this, some areas may be
designated as growth areas, while others
may be partly or fully protected from future
development.
Why Forest Land Use
Plan?
Why Forest Land Use
Plan?
A Forest Land Use Plan is the initial step
to direct proposed development to the
least sensitive area and attempt to control
the amount and location of development
to protect forests and biodiversity,
maintain the water production capacity
and prevent further degradation of
forestland.
1970 1987
Forest degradation in Negros Island
2003
5 % Natural Forest
1897
1.4 million people
Key Principles of
FLUP
Ridge to Reef or Landscape Approach in
Resource Management Planning and Implementation
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Source: EcoGov

Ridge to Reef Approach


Ridge to Reef Approach
-watershed


Ridge to Reef Approach
-watershed
To achieve sustainable development FLUP integrates
environmental, social and economic development goals.

Sustainable Development
ENVIRONMENT
SOCIAL
&POLITICAL
ECONOMIC
FLUP is integral part of LGUs planning process
FLUP is integrated and becomes part of Comprehensive Land
Use Plan
The strategies of FLUP are followed in the Barangay
Development Plans
FLUP implementation is supported by LGU investment plans
and local ordinances

FLUP is plan of DENR
The strategies agreed in the FLUP are followed in enforcement
and supported by DENR programmes



Integrated Planning
FLUP is integral part of LGUs planning process
FLUP is integrated and becomes part of Comprehensive Land
Use Plan
The strategies of FLUP are followed in the Barangay
Development Plans
FLUP implementation is supported by LGU investment plans
and local ordinances

FLUP is plan of DENR
The strategies agreed in the FLUP are followed in enforcement
and supported by DENR programmes



Integrated Planning
FLUP is basis for on site development planning by all
stakeholders
Investment plans on site (including programs and projects)
and Resource Management Plans of all tenure holders will
follow agreed FLUP protection vs. production areas
Tenure is issued considering the proposed allocation decided
in FLUP
Investments are channeled to priority areas considered in
FLUP


Integrated Planning

Sound Governance and FLUP


FLUP process (planning & implementation) has all the
necessary ingredients for DEMONSTRATING
good governance

1. Transparency in the allocation of forests and forestlands
2. Accountability of holders of tenure instruments on
management of the areas they are responsible for
3. Accountability of DENR and LGU to support
forest/upland development
4. Participation of stakeholders in the planning and land
allocation process
5. Participation of stakeholders in forest protection and
advocacy



The management of forests and forestlands as
public good is a shared responsibility.
1. The preparation and implementation of the FLUP
should be a participatory process
2. The FLUP should consider
the needs and aspirations of the local communities
the concerns of LGUs and
the national governments policy and technical
framework

Sound Governance and FLUP


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