Forest law

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For medieval European forest laws, see Royal forest.

Forest law is part of environmental law and administrative law. The purpose of forest law is to regulate reforestation, protection and use and to form the legal preconditions for the management of all ownership type forests upon equal sustainable forestry principles, ensuring a rational use of the forest resources, including non-timber forest products, by supplying with the industrial material, preservation of the biodiversity, increase of forest productivity, landscape stability and environment quality possibility to perform the ecological, economical and social functions without inflicting damage to other ecosystems.