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Znanstveno-stručno i staleško glasilo
Hrvatskoga šumarskoga društva
Journal of Forestry Society of Croatia
      Prvi puta izašao 1877. godine i neprekidno izlazi do današnjeg dana
   ISSN No.: 0373-1332              UDC 630* https://doi.org/10.31298/sl
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Matić, S.
Some Problems Encountered by the Croatian Forestry in Today’s Economic, Social and Ecological Circumstances (from the Report at the 107th Annual Assembly of the Croatian Forestry Society in Županja).     PDF 211
Matić, S.
The Role of Forestry in the Protection of Drinking Water     PDF     HR     EN 217
Summary: Forests and water are a gift of nature which can only survive if it is well managed. By managing forests, we also manage water. Undoubtedly, apart from oxygen and aesthetic beauty, forests also ensure water as the most important forest product. It is time that the wider community and foresters in the first place, realised that timber is only a secondary product of forest management, and that forestry and forestry profession manages forests primarily with the goal of ensuring their survival and functioning in the optimum of their structure and sites. Their functioning based on natural laws, as well as on the principles of forestry science, produces, renews and preserves water. Today, water is the most valuable resource which originates in the forest and exists as a result of the complex relationship between the site and the biocoenosis within the forest ecosystem.
The disappearance of forests causes the disappearance of water sources, while the return of forests to their sites means the re-emergence of their water sources. This scientific truth has often been confirmed by forestry practice. With the disappearance of the forests in the area of Senjska Draga in the hinterland of Senj, at the point where Velika Kapela and Velebit merge, a number of springs of good quality water also vanished, making the conditions of life in this area even more difficult. The foundation of the Office for Littoral Karst Reforestation in Senj in 1878 marked the first, the largest and the most valuable ecological project in this part of Europe. Today, Senjska Draga is again covered with forests, enabling the return of numerous springs of drinking water.
This is only one of the many endeavours of the Croatian forestry profession in these areas, which has never been properly evaluated, except by the forestry practice. We produce water, while others trade with it and use it for their profit. Meanwhile, the forestry practice, which is daily sinking into poverty, is left with the obligation to pay water tax.
The question "What role does forestry play in the preservation and conservation of drinking water?" can be answered in the simplest and shortest way: "Very important". However, the question is whether we are following the right path and whether we are capable of using this water in the material sense by increasing the area and quality of forests and producing even more good quality water.
Milković, I., Starčević, M., Pećarević, M. UDK 630* 611 + 116
The Role of Forestry in the National Fresh Water Monitoring, Protection and Conservation Programme in Croatia     pdf     HR     EN 219
Prpić, B. UDK 630* 263 + 181.3 + 48
The Effects of Technical Operations in the Area of Lowland Forests     pdf     HR     EN 230
Starčević, T.
Supplement to the topic: The Role of Forestry within the National Programme of Recording, Protection and Conservation of Croatian Fresh Waters     PDF 235
 
ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC PAPERS
     
Šugar, I. UDK 630* 17 (001)
A Contribution to Croatian Terminology of Plant Classification     pdf     HR     EN 237
 
PRELIMINARY COMMUNICATION
     
Medvedović, J., Martinović, J., Vranković, A. UDK 630* 181.2 + 114
Continental Ecosystems of Croatia     pdf     HR     EN 249
 
REVIEWS
     
Glavaš, M. UDK 630* 232.3 + 449 + 453 + 413 + 414
Plant Health Status and Protective Measures Taken in Forest Nurseries in 2002     pdf     HR     EN 257
Oluić, M., Oluić, D. UDK 630* 582 + 583
Land Use and Land Cover Mapping of Istria According to CORINE Programme     pdf     HR     EN 269

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