Paper delivered at the 13th meeting of the SARCCUS Standing Committee for Forestry held in Knysna, RSA, on 24 October 1990

Inventory of South African Natural Forests for Management Purposes

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 158, issue 1, 1991 , pages: 105–108
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1991.9630383
Author(s): A., H.W. SeydackDepartment of Water Affairs and Forestry Forestry Branch,


The types of inventories used for the management of South African natural forests, primarily focusing on those of the Cape Province, are outlined. The inventory types used are discussed within the framework of three main classes of resource inventories (resource classification. resource quantification, monitoring of resource change) with increasing input requirements, but also allowing an increasingly greater refinement in the management of sustained yield regulation.

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