Resources & Publications

      The U.S. Forest Service Central Africa Program is committed to creating accurate and insightful reports and materials that can inform sustainable forest management and conservation efforts in the region. These materials have been developed through collaborations between forestry, soil and landscape experts, government actors, university partners and NGOs.  

Written materials produced by the U.S. Forest Service concerning our Central Africa Program are available below.

Videos about our program are available here.

EXPLORE MATERIALS

Report typeYearCountryTypeThemeURL
SWAMP Africa Factsheet2023AfricaFactsheetForest Inventory and MonitoringEnglish
Countering Illegal Logging and Natural Resource Crime and Corruption in Gabon: Strengthening Government Law Enforcement and Building Public Support2023GabonProgram OverviewGabonEnglish, French
Supporting Students in the Congo Basin: New Course Curriculums for Master’s Programs2023RegionalSuccess StoryRegionalEnglish, French
Supporting the Next Generation of Climate Leaders: The Central African Women’s Initiative for Climate Action2023RegionalSuccess StoryRegionalEnglish, French
Central Africa Women’s Initiative for Climate Action (WICA) Factsheet2023RegionalFactsheetRegionalEnglish
Reforestation Project Takes Root in Kalémie: A Community Effort to Combat Environmental Degradation2023DRCSuccess StoryDRCEnglish, French
Impact Report: Climate Fellows in the Republic of Congo2022ROCImpact ReportCapacity BuildingEnglish
Factsheet: Human Rights and Conservation Module2022RegionalFactsheetCapacity BuildingEnglish, French
Factsheet: USFS Central Africa Program2022RegionalFactsheetRegionalEnglish, French
Report on the Identification of a Definition of Peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)2022DRCReportForest Inventory and MonitoringFrench
Review of the Legal Framework for Peatland Management in the Republic of Congo2022ROCPolicy BriefForest Inventory and MonitoringEnglish, French
Review of the Legal Framework for Peatland Management in the Republic of Congo2022ROCReportROCFrench
Review of the Legal Framework for Peatland Management in the Democratic Republic of the Congo2021DRCLegal ReviewForest Inventory and MonitoringEnglish, French
Assessment of Protected Area Management Partnerships in Central Africa2021RegionalReportProtected Area ManagementEnglish, French
Strengthening Law Enforcement and Monitoring Networks to Combat the Illegal Timber Trade in Republic of the Congo and Neighboring Countries of the Congo Basin2021ROCProgram OverviewIllegal LoggingEnglish, French
Congo Basin Neighbors Draw On Shared Experiences To Improve Forest Monitoring Systems2021RegionalSuccess StoryForest Inventory and MonitoringEnglish, French
Central Africa Program Infographic2020RegionalInfographicRegionalEnglish, French
SilvaCarbon Africa Program Impact Report2020RegionalReportRegionalEnglish, French
SilvaCarbon Africa Factsheet2020RegionalFactsheetRegionalEnglish, French
Integrated Community Fire Management: Training Manual (DRC)2020DRCManualFire ManagementEnglish, French
Integrated Community Fire Management: Training Manual (DRC) HIGH RESOLUTION2020DRCManualFire ManagementEnglish, French
Factsheet: Republic of the Congo (2019)2019ROCFactsheetROCEnglish, French
Factsheet: Gabon (2019)2019GabonFactsheetGabonEnglish, French
Factsheet: Democratic Republic of the Congo (2019)2019DRCFactsheetDRCEnglish, French
Factsheet: Cameroon (2019)2019CameroonFactsheetCameroonEnglish, French
Factsheet: Central Africa Region (2019)2019RegionalFactsheetRegionalEnglish, French
Factsheet: Illegal Logging & Wildlife Trafficking2019RegionalFactsheetIllegal Logging & Wildlife TraffickingEnglish, French
Factsheet: Land Use Planning & Zoning2019RegionalFactsheetLand Use Planning & ZoningEnglish, French
Factsheet: Sustainable Ecotourism Development2019RegionalFactsheetSustainable Ecotourism DevelopmentEnglish, French
Factsheet: Community Forestry2019RegionalFactsheetCommunity ForestryEnglish, French
Factsheet: Forest Inventory and Monitoring2019RegionalFactsheetForest Inventory and MonitoringEnglish, French
Factsheet: Fire Management2019RegionalFactsheetFire ManagementEnglish, French
Factsheet: Institutional Capacity Building2019RegionalFactsheetInstitutional Capacity BuildingEnglish, French
Participatory Approaches to Natural Resource Management Planning2019RegionalManuelForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French, Swahili, Lingala
Understanding Free, Prior and Informed Consent2019DRCPosterForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French, Swahili, Lingala
Potential Long-term Ecological Impacts of Non-native Acacia Plantations in the Kinshasa Region of the DRC (Full Report)2019DRCReportForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French
Cadre juridique et institutionnel de gestion des incendies, des feux de forêt et des feux de brousse:
République démocratique du Congo
2019DRCReportFire ManagementFrench
Potential Long-term Ecological Impacts of Non-native Acacia Plantations in the Kinshasa Region of the DRC2019DRCReport SynopsisForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French
Success Story: Measuring Terrestrial Carbon to Protect the Congo Basin Forests2019RegionalSuccess StoryInstitutional Capacity BuildingEnglish, French
Modèle : Plan Simple d’Aménagement du Terroir2019DRCTemplateForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench
Factsheet: SilvaCarbon2018RegionalFactsheetForest Inventory and Monitoring, Institutional Capacity BuildingEnglish
Success Story: RIFFEAC Guides2018RegionalSuccess StoryForest Zoning and Land Use Planning, Institutional Capacity BuildingEnglish, French
Success Story: Peatland 2018RegionalSuccess StoryForest Inventory and Monitoring, Institutional Capacity BuildingEnglish, French
Success Story: Master’s Scholarship Program2018RegionalSuccess StoryInstitutional Capacity BuildingEnglish, French
Success Story: Community Collaboration to Protect National Parks: Building Capacity for Ecotourism in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo2018DRCSuccess StoryInstitutional Capacity BuildingEnglish, French
Success Story: Managing Fire to Protect Forests and Livelihoods: Creating and Validating Fire Management Plans in the Republic of the Congo2018ROCSuccess StoryFire ManagementEnglish, French
Simple Fire Management Plan for in and around the Lefini Reserve2018ROCFire Management PlanFire ManagementFrench
REDD+ In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo: Status And Operational Options For The Development Of Allometric Equations 2017DRCMiscForest Inventory and MonitoringEnglish, French
Facsheet: Democratic Republic of the Congo (2017)2017DRCFactsheetDRCEnglish
Factsheet: Gabon (2017)2017GabonFactsheetGabonEnglish
Factsheet: Cameroon (2017)2017CameroonFactsheetCameroonEnglish
Factsheet: Republic of the Congo (2017)2017ROCFactsheetROCEnglish
Three Steps To A Successful Trail: Trail Planning, Design, And Construction Manual 2016RegionalManualSustainable Ecotourism DevelopmentEnglish, French
Guide For Protected Area Management Planning In Central Africa 2015RegionalManualForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French
Guide For Integrated Landscape Land Use Planning In Central Africa 2015RegionalManualForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French
Guide For Extractive Resource Zone Management Planning In Central Africa 2015RegionalManualForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French
Guide For Community-Based Natural Resource Management Planning In Central Africa 2015RegionalManualForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French
Operational Guide For Micro-Zoning Of Forested Areas In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo 2014DRCManualForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench
Operational Guide: Norms Of Forest Macro-Zoning In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo 2011DRCManualForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench, Lingala, Swahili
Manual Of Rights And Obligations Of Stakeholders In Protected Areas In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo 2010DRCManualCommunity Forestry, Forest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench, Lingala, Swahili
Manual Of Rights And Obligations Of Stakeholders For The Use Of Forested Areas In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo 2010DRCManualCommunity Forestry, Forest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench, Lingala, Swahili
Guide For Understanding The Forest Concession Contract In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo 2010DRCManualCommunity Forestry, Forest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench, Lingala, Swahili
Experiences With Forest Zoning In Central Africa2010RegionalManualForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench
Brochure: Understanding And Applying Micro-Zoning For Effective Land ManagementRegionalBrochureForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench
Poster: Micro-Zoning: A Participative Approaches Land Use Management In The Democratic Republic Of The CongoDRCPosterForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench
Landscape Land Use Planning : Lessons Learned From The CARPE ProgramRegionalReportForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish
Improved Forest Management Practices To Increase Carbon Retention And Sequestration And To Sustain Timber Yields In Gabon2024GabonReportForest Management, Climate ChangeEnglish, French
Congo Basin Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program: Transformational Change in Sustainable Forest Management in Transboundary Landscapes of the Congo Basin2024RegionalFactsheetForest Management, Forest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French
Conserving Critical Congo Basin Forests (C3BF)2024DRC, ROCFactsheetReforestation, Climate ChangeEnglish, French
Congolese Wildlife and Protected Areas Agency (ACFAP) national strategy for promoting ecotourism in Congo’s protected areas2024ROCStrategy DocumentEcotourismFrench