Volume : IV, Issue : I, January - 2015

Opening up and Sustainable development of mountainous regions

Vasileios J. Giannoulas, Vasileios C. Drosos, Evangelos Karagiannis, Aristotelis Kosmas G. Doucas

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In 2009, in Copenhagen found out that while the ices melt interest for the environment “freezes” because of the economic crisis. The sustainable development is the best answer to this bleak outlook. The principal objective of the paper is the evaluation of the opening up of the mountainous forest of Greece. The calculation of the optimum road density is calculated by the method of internal rate, but is also evaluated empirically. In mountainous forests of Greece analyse the conditions of opening up–harvesting of wood. The opening up is investigated based on the optimum road density: – The theoretical optimum (Dth) i.e., when the total costs become minimum. – The economical optimum (Dec) i.e., when construction costs are equal to the skidding costs. – The maximum (Dmax) i.e. when not taken into account the construction costs of roads and the loss of land revenue. – The formulation of the opening up of forest areas is impossible, since each forest area is something special that requires a special handling. The techno–economic opening up of each forest area is achieved after a thorough study of the traffic, the soil and climate, and forest, financial and ecological conditions of the region. – In productive mountainous forests with technical–economic criteria i.e. when not considering indirect benefits, in terms of opening up (road network) there is a problem of excessive road construction through uneven space distribution of the forest roads in places.

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Vasileios J. Giannoulas, Vasileios C. Drosos, Evangelos Karagiannis, Aristotelis–Kosmas G. Doucas Opening Up and Sustainable Development of Mountainous Regions Global Journal For Research Analysis, Vol: 4, Issue: 1 January 2015

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