The forest management plan was drawn up by the Department of Nature and Forests (DNF) on behalf of the city of Namur. It aims to oversee and develop actions that allow the 336 hectares of community forests to play their full role in the ecosystem, at a time when forest functions are emerging. “No fewer than 30% of the estates are being converted into an integral biological reserve,” says Charlotte Mouget, alderman for Ecological Transition. “The Walloon Region imposes only 3% on municipalities. It is therefore a major step forward in preserving biodiversity on our territory. This step-by-step plan is important. It will guide the management of our forests for the next 32 years. »
This plan, approved by the city council on November 15, has yet to be subject to a public inquiry, but will allow long-term sustainable management of these forests, including the protection of the environment and the biodiversity of plants and animals .
In 2013, the Public Service of Wallonia approved a circular “Pro Silva”, which aims to optimize the treatment of forest ecosystems so that they fulfill their socio-economic functions in a sustainable and profitable way, while respecting the natural processes of growth and forest renewal.