|Having completing the four-fold national forest plan, the Korea Forest Service has drawn up the fifth National Forest Plan from 2008 to 2017. Its main objective is to mange forests sustainably as key resources and heartland for the quality of Korean people' lives, land conservation, and economic development, pursing a sustainable green welfare nation.
Under the Fifth National Forest Plan are key strategies. The first strategy, integrated management and development of multi-functional forest resources, is to manage forests in an integrated way in order to enhance economic, environmental, and social values. The second strategy is to promote the forest industry for the sustainable use of renewable forest resources and contribute to the nation's economy. Thirdly, the conservation and management of forest as national terrestrial resource is for the well-balanced land development and the ecosystem vitality. With view to the fourth strategy for the improvement of the living condition and the quality of people's life, the development of green-space and environmental services is underlined. KFS plans to bring in 'Total Green Stock System' for the maintenance of urban forests and to establish a green network linking urban and suburban forests. Further, KFS targets the voluntary emission reduction, strengthening the forest function as carbon sinks. We also note that international cooperation is very important for overseas plantation and global forest conservation. KFS reinforces international cooperation for resources development and global forest conservation, and especially tries to build up closer inter-Korea forest cooperation for forest rehabilitation in North Korea.