Forestry in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone: Wrestling with an Invisible Rival
After the Chornobyl (Chernobyl) accident, surrounding forests have served as а sink and long-term accumulator for radionuclides, preventing them from further migration. Never before has the challenge of forestry management under massive radiation impacts existed. Тhе objectives of "Chornabyl Forest", an enterprise responsible for forestry management within the most contaminated Exclusion Zone, not only prioritize the stabilization of radionuclides but also include the resumption of о forest-products industry. Besides the lack of scientific knowledge, the situation is aggravated Ьу harsh budget constraints. Chornobyl Forest managed to tackle the most urgent problems and accumulate valuable experience.
Chornobyl, radioactive contamination, exclusion zone, forestry management, Чорнобиль, радіоактивне забруднення, зона відчуження, лісове господарство
Nepyivoda V. P. Forestry in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone: Wrestling with an Invisible Rival / Vasyl Nepyivoda // Journal of Forestry. - 2005. - Vol. 103. - No. 1. - P. 36-40.