The importance and use of forest areas in local development

Joanna Pietrzak-Zawadka1, Jan Zawadka2
1 Bialystok University of Technology, 2 Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie
Pietrzak-Zawadka, Joanna; ORCID: 0000-0002-2952-4102 (Bialystok University of Technology)
Zawadka, Jan; ORCID: 0000-0003-1979-0607 (Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie)
The importance and use of forest areas in local development
Turystyka i Rozwój Regionalny, 2021, vol., nr 16, s. 89-99

Słowa kluczowe

forest forest areas local development sustainable development


Forest areas and related resources are significant determinants of local development. Especially in regions characterized by considerable forest cover, the forest may constitute the basis and determine the pace and direction of socio-economic development. The study presents local development issues and discusses the diverse role and potential impact of the presence of forest areas on this development. The analysis of the scientific literature in this field allows us to conclude that this impact is highly significant, complex, and multifaceted and that conscious and responsible forest use planning can be the basis for the sustainable development of many territorial units.