|Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd, UMM Rector observed the KHDTK forest with the Team. (Photo: Rizky / PR)|
After received mandate as a manager of Special Purpose Forest Areas (KHDTK) from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) a few months ago, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) followed up on the mandate by conducting a survey to determine the location of infrastructure development in the future.
According to UMM Rector Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd., that the freedom as a manager of this forest area would be a new energy for UMM in assisting the community. In addition, the KHDTK forest would also become a field laboratory that could be utilized by all elements of the UMM academic community.
"I think making this place as an agrotourism area was very suitable. Besides became the integrated farming-livestock area which was also the centre of the FPP laboratory, it could also be used by other majors. For example, when we want to develop a herbal plant centre, "said Fauzan, during a field survey.
Involving the Equipment Bureau, Planning Bureau, several teams from the Forestry Department and the Head of the UMM PLTMH Technical Team. "After this survey activity, we will determine which locations will be built," said Tatag Muttaqin S.Hut., M.Sc., IPM., Head of UMM Forestry Department, Wednesday (10/23).
Located in the production forest area and protected forest of Perum Perhutani plot 43A, 44I, 44K-1, 44K-2, 44L and BE BKPH Pujon KPH Malang had a total area of 75.09 Ha. "In line with the function of protected forests to protect the area, plants on their land include suren, eucalyptus, mahogany, to fruit plants," he continued.
In the UMM production forest, there were risen and pine, with an area of 20 Ha of production forest, the rest was protected forest. As for who had been given the task to help manage the forest now, the Forestry Department was one of them as a place of general practice such as forest management, determination of functions to hydrology. (win)