The Jewish National Fund as the managing agency of all forests in Israel requested as statutory plan for the entire country that will define and categorize the borders and types of all existing forests and suggest the development of these and new forests for the years to come. This extensive work started in the 70s but was approved as a statutory document only in 1995.
The plan specifies different kinds of forests and assigns to them roles in the overall strategy for afforestation, taking into account natural conditions of climate, type of soil, natural vegetation, and their proximity to human settlements. Care was taken to ensure the continuation and connection between existing and new forests in order to maintain and enhance ecological corridors. The plan was prepared in collaboration with team leader Moti Kaplan and Ilan Beeri.
Jewish National Fund
Shlomo Aronson, Uri Silverstone, Colin Frank