Water Resource Conservation in Headwater Area Funded by a City

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After implementing the FMP, planting and cutting were greatly dropped. Figure 5 shows cutting volume. Harvesting fuelwood in the coppice forest already stopped in 1960’s. Coppice forest is mainly composed of some kinds of oaks, and is regenerated with fresh shoots from the stumps of trees after harvesting fuelwood is done. And both coniferous and broad leafed timber declined around 1990. Planting area followed almost the same trends. After 1995 statistics of harvest volume are not available. The YWB officially asserts that it has made no profits on sales of timber since 1994. Measured Impacts on Finance -Building a New Relationship-

Not only the YWB’s FMP but also the economic relationship between Yokohama city and Doshi Village was completely changed.
Until 1991 the YWB Forest, as stated above, gained about ¥40 million worth of timber annually (Figure 6). They logged mainly broadleaf secondary coppice forest, and natural forest which supplied the villagers with lumber, firewood and charcoal, woodworking materials, pulping wood, and other materials for personal and industrial use. On the occasion of the 1991 change in the management plan, Doshi village expressed concerns about the economical decrease, saying that, “We are favorable to the FMP change with respect to water retention and disaster prevention, and we want a plan that will have no negative impact on the livelihood of the villagers working in forestry” (Yamanashi local page of Asahi Newspaper on April 15th,

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