Recognizing the need for inclusion of several scientific tools and techniques into sustainable forest management plans to facilitate timber extraction and to develop a more comprehensive code, the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) has developed Forest and Nature Conservation Code of Best Management Practices of Bhutan.
Popularly referred to as Code, the documents would henceforth serve as the single source of scientific guideline for all forestry management regimes in the country and comprises of the following six volumes:
Volume I: Guiding Provisions
Volume II: National Forest Resources Assessment
Volume III: Sustainable Forest Management
Volume IV: Protected Area Management
Volume V: Cross-Cutting Management Regimes
Volume VI: Research and Development
The Code also takes also into account the impacts of climate change, application of modern technology in forest management and provides strong emphasis on monitoring and evaluation of forest and forestry
programs in the country.