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A results-oriented Department that manages Belize’s forest resources, enabled by informed decision-making and highly motivated and competent staff, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders.
The Forest Department is a competent regulatory agency, sustainably managing forest resources for the long-term benefit of the Belizean people.
Proactive forest stewardship through Sustainable Forest Management.
Strategic Objective 1:
Foster resilient, healthy, functioning forest ecosystems.
Strategic Objective 2:
Enhance economic, social and environmental benefits of forests through sustainable utilization of forest resources by stakeholders.
Strategic Objective 3:
Deliver focused programmatic strategies with measurable and impactful results.
Strategic Objective 4:
Maintain no net loss in forest cover in canopy areas.
Strategic Objective 5:
Enhance collaboration and stakeholder participation for improved efficiency and implementation of FD programs.
Strategic Objective 6:
Create a supportive, cohesive and inclusive work environment, and maintain sustainable forest management expertise through professional development.
Strategic Objective 7:
Build the Forest Department as an efficient and effective service delivery organization.
Strategic Objective 8:
Harmonize and strengthen forest policies and legislation
Strategic Objective 9:
Develop stable, diverse, sustainable sources of finance.