Gwaldam, Chamoli

Forest, Maiti Plantation Drive
8 ha
Bageshwar, Uttarakhand


Area (ha)8
Ecosystem TypeForest, Maiti Plantation Drive
Number of households690
Number of people3270

Origin and Establishment

Origin and Establishment
OriginNew initiative by community
Year of Formation1995
MotivationsLivelihood, Ecological functions, Religious/cultural sentiments

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems
Collective of CCAsYes
Decision Making BodyPanchayat , Women’s committee , Maiti
Rules and RegulationsInformal
Community activities through the yearPlantations and restoration activities

Legal and Other Recognitions

Legal and Other Recognitions
Legal Status -
FRA Applicability -
Community Forest Resource Rights (CFR)-
Date of filing CFR claim-
Level of CFR claim -
Date of recognition of CFR claim-
Management plan status-
Land Ownership-
Other Recognised Status -
Sacred Landscape-

Impact and Learnings

Impact and Learnings
Impact on Livelihoods and SubsistenceCut fodder, Grazing, Firewood, Non-timber forest produce, Fruit trees, Gwaldam has many apple orchards
Social ImpactsEmpowerment of women/youth/disadvantaged sections, Revival or continuation of cultural/religious associations, Prevention of distress outmigration
Ecological ImpactGood diversity of crops, livestock, fish
Internal Threats and ChallengesChanging socio-cultural practices and aspirations, Outmigration
External Threats and ChallengesUnwanted development pressures, Negative impacts of tourism

Data Contributor

Data Contributor
Data SourceFrom publicly available sources
Year of Study2000

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References and Glossary

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