SUMMARY OF FOREST MONITORING ACTIVITIES

(PERIOD JAN-DEC 2019)

NOMONITORING ELEMENTINDICATORSREMARK / REPORT
1The yield of forest productLog production summary– Total Log Production YTD 55,633 m3.
2Growth rates


Forest regeneration


Forest Condition
Summary of reassessment of PSP’s since the establishment

Species composition and no. of sapling recorded

Diameter distribution and forest quality
– Preliminary assessment from 2 SFC plots reveal that:

a) Current Annual Increment (CAI)
Overall- 0.57 cm/year
Dipterocarp- 0.53 cm/year
Non-Dipterocarp- 0.6 cm/year

b) Mortality Rate
Overall- 0.8%
Dipterocarp- 0.59%
Non-Dipterocarp- 1.01%
3The composition of flora and faunaList of flora and fauna found in FMUFlora
Analysis conducted based on pre-harvest inventory in Coupe 01 AR and Coupe 02 AR. Total area assessed 8,598 ha.

Data for both coupes showed that dominancy of Diterocarpaceae family at an average 60% and 40% from non-Diterocarpaceae family.

Fauna
Five (5) wildlife studies has been conducted such as hornbill survey with Unimas, research collaboration with Leibniz and WWF, HCV assessment with Dr Yap SK and etc. As of 2019, a total of 99 species of wildlife (mammal, birds, reptile, amphibians and fish) recorded from 2017.
4Changes in flora and faunaNumber and abundance of species found in FMU and comparison between earlier and recent assessment.Flora 
Timber species composition slightly difference in terms of family and species composition which might be due to fact that enumeration in coupe 1 AR covered larger area compared with Coupe 2 AR.

Fauna
Currently, monitoring result on change of fauna composition cannot be captured until at least 2nd monitoring data has been collected.
5Environmental Impacts of Forest OperationHarvesting Impact

EIA Approval term and condition
– The study is still on-going.

– Four environmental monitoring report for the Coupe 1AR had been produced by Ecosol Consultancy Sdn Bhd and not detected any major pollution effect from the sites.
6Social Impact of Forest OperationEvidence of FPIC and joint identification of special sites for native

Evidence of provision of CSR / Community services

Number of forest encroachment

Number of complaint, disputes and conflict encountered with directly affected native

Number of property damage
– Consultation have been conducted with local communities at Rh Lucy and Rh. Buni to identify community use area and another one consultation at Rh. Sebastian Tambi, Rh. Kunyo and Rh. Selat to verify and demarcate of identified SA, special sites and tradisional knowledge at Coupe 2.

– YTD, the FMU has spent RM 28,965.13 for donation to longhouse, donation to school, maintenance of longhouse road and etc.

– YTD, no forest encroachment recorded.

– YTD, no complaint, disputes and conflict recorded.

– YTD, no property damage recorded.
7Occupational Safety and HealthNumber of serious accident per annum

Number of minor accident per annum

Number of near-miss incident per annum
– One (1) serious accident recorded. The incidents were reported to DOSH Sibu through JKKP6.

– One (1) minor accident recorded.

– No near miss incident recorded.
8Cost of forest managementHarvesting cost per ha

Administration / overhead cost per ha
– Cost of harvest RM 62/m3.

– Average cost of administration RM705.26/ha.
9The productivity of forest managementHarvested area per annum– YTD total 2,082 ha had been harvested.
10Forest ProtectionThe number’s of forest encroachment per annum. – YTD, no forest encroahment recorded.
11Efficiency of forest managementMachine productivity by contractor (production / machine hour, production / machine / month)

Total harvesting cost per m3 delivered to log yard.

Cost of enrichment planting per ha

Cost of road maintenance per km.
Excavator wincher
417m3/unit/month
Tractor (skidder)
448m3/unit/month
Logging truck
331m3/unit/month

– Average harvesting cost per m3 delivered to log pond is RM 305/m3.

– No enrichment planting conducted in Jan – Jun 2019. The planting only started in Jul – Nov 2019. Average maintenance cost is RM 381.45.

– The average cost of road maintenance RM 1,834/km.

(updated: 11 December 2020)