Projeto SubBosque

THE UNDERGROUND

Sustainable Management of Heavily Anthropized Forests

The SubBosque Methodology consists of a set of scientific knowledge of sustainable management of the Amazon rainforest, aimed at reconciling the recovery of vegetation cover in heavily degraded (anthropized) areas of the forest with the economic and social viability of using these resources.

The studies allowed for an increase in the number of species managed, based on their own life cycles. In other words, the plant recovery model allows trees of all species to regenerate in such a volume that meets established economic demands and, at the same time, generates surpluses that will, in the long run, restore the original characteristics of the forest.

Our belief is that only the harmonization of scientific research with socio-educational-economic factors and legal provisions will allow the recovery of forests, both in their diversity and in the areas covered.

From the point of view of scientific environmental research, we started independent research in the Legal Amazon in 1995. From 2005, together with scientists and technicians from EMBRAPA Oriental Norte, the work gained strength. In addition to several scientific activities, these years of research were organized in a sustainable forest management methodology, called SubBosque, as it focuses on plant species that occupy the intermediate height of the forest, below the canopy.

With a well-evolved methodology, in 2015 we started the socio-educational and economic approach, using communities based in the municipality of Dom Eliseu-Pará as the field of study, where the research was concentrated together with ADECO, a wood products industry located in the same municipality.