|settlements' development land use|
A separation along the grain, the greater part of which occurs between the rings of annual growth.
Strip of trees or shrubs maintained mainly to alter wind flow and microclimates in the sheltered zone, usually agricultural fields.
Land where the dominant woody vegetation are shrubs, generally of more than 0.5 meter and less than 5 meters in height in maturity and without a definite crown. The growth habit can be erect, spreading or prostate. The height limits for trees and shrubs should be interpreted with flexibility, particularly the minimum tree and maximum shrub height, which may vary between 5 to 7 meters approximately.
|Socialized Industrial Forest Management Agreement||
An agreement entered into by and between a natural or juridical person and the DENR wherein the later grants to the former the right to develop, utilize and manage a small tract of forestland, consistent with the principle of sustainable development.
|Socialized Industrial Forest Plantation||
The wood and trees of the gymnosperms with tracheas (instead of vessels) as conducting elements.
|soil and water conservation||
A field of human endeavor included in the concept of "watershed management" but specifically devoted to the effective use of water resource for human good.
The detachment and transport of soil materials brought about by water, surface runoff, wind, gravity, earthquake and others. It could be man-induced or geological (nature process) in nature.
|Special Account in the General Fund||
Trust fund deposited in the national treasury representing 25% of the revenues generated from the operation of individual protected area and earmarked to support the NIPAS.
|special use zones||
An area outside of a declared protected area covered by a permit given for special use such as bathing permit, right of way, etc.