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

Document NameDate PublishedCountryTypeTopicDownload
Three Steps To A Successful Trail: Trail Planning, Design, And Construction Manual 2016RegionalManualSustainable Ecotourism DevelopmentEnglish, French
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
Success Story: Measuring Terrestrial Carbon to Protect the Congo Basin Forests2019RegionalSuccess StoryInstitutional Capacity BuildingEnglish, French
REDD+ In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo: Status And Operational Options For The Development Of Allometric Equations 2017DRCMiscForest Inventory and MonitoringEnglish, French
Poster: Micro-Zoning: A Participative Approaches Land Use Management In The Democratic Republic Of The CongoDRCPosterForest 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
Operational Guide For Micro-Zoning Of Forested Areas In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo 2014DRCManualForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench
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
Landscape Land Use Planning : Lessons Learned From The CARPE ProgramRegionalReportForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish
Guide For Understanding The Forest Concession Contract In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo 2010DRCManualCommunity Forestry, Forest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench, Lingala, Swahili
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
Factsheet: SilvaCarbonRegionalFactsheetForest Inventory and Monitoring, Institutional Capacity BuildingEnglish
Factsheet: Republic of the Congo ROCFactsheetROCEnglish
Factsheet: Protected Areas RegionalFactsheetForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish
Factsheet: Grazing and Rangeland Management RegionalFactsheetForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish
Factsheet: Gabon GabonFactsheetGabonEnglish
Factsheet: Fire RegionalFactsheetFire ManagementEnglish
Factsheet: Democratic Republic of the Congo DRCFactsheetDRCEnglish
Factsheet: Community Forestry RegionalFactsheetCommunity ForestryEnglish
Factsheet: Climate Change RegionalFactsheetClimate ChangeEnglish
Factsheet: Cameroon CameroonFactsheetCameroonEnglish
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
Potential Long-term Ecological Impacts of Non-native Acacia Plantations in the Kinshasa Region of the DRC2019DRCReport SynopsisForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French
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
Modèle : Plan Simple d’Aménagement du Terroir2019DRCTemplateForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningFrench
Understanding Free, Prior and Informed Consent2019DRCPosterForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French
Participatory Approaches to Natural Resource Management Planning2019RegionalManuelForest Zoning and Land Use PlanningEnglish, French