Monitoring

Monitoring of growth, regeneration and condition of the forest

Each Forest Management Unit (FMU) of the company has a detailed record of the areas established with mature, young and newly planted crops. In addition it also maintains records of production for each crop and the productivity of individual division and estate by monthly. These data are maintained in the offices of the estates and reported to the head office in Colombo. Monitoring the changes of natural forest area is achieved through permanent sample plots (PSPs) marked in the natural forest area.

In addition, Permanent Sample Plots have been marked in randomly selected fields in order to monitor the growth of the Latex Timber / Timber / Fuel wood plantations and also to assess impats on soil.

Further, the monitoring of identified High Conservation Values, health and safety aspects, usage of pesticides, trainings, monitoring of impacts due to site disturbing activities are being carried out at field level and records can be made available for interested parties.
Please contact the company representative to obtain more details on monitoring records.

Environmental and social impacts of harvesting and other operations

Social and environmental impact survey

The assessment was carried out in four plantation Groups and adjacent villages. Collectively about 3000 residence and non residence employees are working in four plantation groups. All the plantation groups are surrounded by villages.

Click here to download the report SIA I (2010-2011)

Social Impact Assessment II

Lalan Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd is very much concerned about the rights of local community as well as the estate workers. Therefore, in year 2011/2012 The company decided to conduct an assessment to identify legal or customary use rights, existing within the estates, of plantation workers and villagers who live adjacent to our estates. The responses and outcome of the survey was a positive one signifying our socially responsible plantation management.

Click here to download the report SIA II (2011-2012)

Social Impact Assessment III

There are many activities carrying out in plantations and there is a possible risk that the social, physiological and biological environment could affect from those activities over the time negatively and positively. In year, 2015/2016 The Company has conducted a Social Impact Assessment with the experts of University of Peradeniya, You can download the assessment report from the link below.

Click here to download the report Impact Assessment on Soil and Water

Cumulative Impact Assessment III

There are many activities carrying out in plantations and there is a possible risk that the social, physiological and biological environment could affect from those activities over the time negatively and positively. In year, 2012/2013 The Company has conducted a Cumulative Impact Assessment with the collaboration of University of Peradeniya, You can view download the assessment report from the link below.

Click here to download the report Cumulative impact Assessment

Social Impact Assessment 2021

Prof. Upul Subasinghe of University of Sri Jayewardenepura has conducted the social impact assessment in all 15 estates managed by Lalan Rubbers Pvt Ltd. Total sample consist of workers (300), resident non worker (60), non-resident non workers (120) and community leaders (45). Main objective of this assessment was,

  1. Assessment of the impacts of the LAD estate management activities to workers and the community.
  2. Compare the findings of the present assessment with relevant findings of the previous assessment conducted on the same in 2015/16 period.
  3. Identification of the causes of the negative impacts and to produce recommendations to improve such impacts

Click here to download the report

Impact Assessment On Soil & Water 2021

The overall aim of the project was based on the assessment of impacts of current agricultural and management practices on water and soil environment in Lalan Agri Division in compliance with FSC principles.

  • Identification of current management plan and best practices.
  • Identification of sampling locations for soil and water representing land use types including HCVs.
  • Collection of soil and water samples and laboratory analysis of chemical properties.
  • Building up soil erosion hazard map using InVEST-SDR model to estimate the soil loss from the area to develop monitoring mechanisms and management plan.
  • Assessment of short term, midterm and long term impacts on water and soil of the land use patterns in Lalan Agri Division.
  • Identification and evaluation of the criticalness of natural springs and watershed sustainability of the river basin which are identified as High Conservation Values.
  • Develop field level indicators and monitoring mechanisms.
  • Dissemination of knowledge to the relevant stakeholders.

Click here to download the report

Identification of High Conservation Values located inside Estates

Assessment on High Conservation Values

The assessment was carried out in consultation with local stakeholders and experts. 64 HCVs are identified across all 15 estates we manage. 10 HCVs under HCV criteria 1, 19 HCVs under criteria 4, 29 HCVs under criteria 5 and 6 HCVs under criteria 6 have been identified. These values are being monitored with the consultation of stakeholders regularly. In addition the estate management has taken action to conserve these locations.

Click here to download the HCV ASSESMENT – LAD – Amendment 2021 July

Social and environmental impact survey

The assessment was carried out in four plantation Groups and adjacent villages. Collectively about 3000 residence and non residence employees are working in four plantation groups. All the plantation groups are surrounded by villages.

Click here to download the report SIA I (2010-2011)

Social Impact Assessment II

Lalan Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd is very much concerned about the rights of local community as well as the estate workers. Therefore, in year 2011/2012 The company decided to conduct an assessment to identify legal or customary use rights, existing within the estates, of plantation workers and villagers who live adjacent to our estates. The responses and outcome of the survey was a positive one signifying our socially responsible plantation management.

Click here to download the report SIA II (2011-2012)

Social Impact Assessment III

There are many activities carrying out in plantations and there is a possible risk that the social, physiological and biological environment could affect from those activities over the time negatively and positively. In year, 2015/2016 The Company has conducted a Social Impact Assessment with the experts of University of Peradeniya, You can download the assessment report from the link below.

Click here to download the report Impact Assessment on Soil and Water

Cumulative Impact Assessment III

There are many activities carrying out in plantations and there is a possible risk that the social, physiological and biological environment could affect from those activities over the time negatively and positively. In year, 2012/2013 The Company has conducted a Cumulative Impact Assessment with the collaboration of University of Peradeniya, You can view download the assessment report from the link below.

Click here to download the report Cumulative impact Assessment

Social Impact Assessment 2021

Prof. Upul Subasinghe of University of Sri Jayewardenepura has conducted the social impact assessment in all 15 estates managed by Lalan Rubbers Pvt Ltd. Total sample consist of workers (300), resident non worker (60), non-resident non workers (120) and community leaders (45). Main objective of this assessment was,

  1. Assessment of the impacts of the LAD estate management activities to workers and the community.
  2. Compare the findings of the present assessment with relevant findings of the previous assessment conducted on the same in 2015/16 period.
  3. Identification of the causes of the negative impacts and to produce recommendations to improve such impacts

Click here to download the report

Impact Assessment On Soil & Water 2021

The overall aim of the project was based on the assessment of impacts of current agricultural and management practices on water and soil environment in Lalan Agri Division in compliance with FSC principles.

  • Identification of current management plan and best practices.
  • Identification of sampling locations for soil and water representing land use types including HCVs.
  • Collection of soil and water samples and laboratory analysis of chemical properties.
  • Building up soil erosion hazard map using InVEST-SDR model to estimate the soil loss from the area to develop monitoring mechanisms and management plan.
  • Assessment of short term, midterm and long term impacts on water and soil of the land use patterns in Lalan Agri Division.
  • Identification and evaluation of the criticalness of natural springs and watershed sustainability of the river basin which are identified as High Conservation Values.
  • Develop field level indicators and monitoring mechanisms.
  • Dissemination of knowledge to the relevant stakeholders.

Click here to download the report

Following three assessments were conducted to assess the biological aspect in our estates

  1. High Conservation Value Forest Assessment
  2. Monitoring of Flora and fauna in forest PSPs

High Conservation Value Forest assessment has been completed in rubber fields as well as in the Forest patches under the supervision of University of Peradeniya and a faunal specialist. Annual monitoring of Forestry permanent sampling plots has also been undertaken parallel with above assessment

Biodiversity Assessment

A biodiversity assessment was carried out by experts of University of Peradeniya in line with IUCN Red List 2012 to identify Rare, Threatened and Endangered species. Permanent Sample Plots established across 90 locations were considered for the assessment.

Click here to download the Biodiversity Assessment

Assessment on biodiversity, ecosystem services and HCV 2021

Prof. Devaka Weerakoon of University of Colombo has undertaken the assessment on biodiversity, ecosystem services and HCV. The overall objective of the study is to conduct an environmental assessment of the five groups of estates specified above managed by Lalan Rubber and identify specific mitigation measures that are required to ensure that the impact on ecological resources are avoided, minimized or adequately compensated. The specific objectives include:

1. Document the fauna and flora present in the permanent sampling points (PSPs) established under the previous surveys using the same sampling methodology, which will be improved further if necessary, retaining the salient features of the sampling methodology that will enable.

  • Meaningful comparison of data generated with previous study to draw conclusions about the management effectiveness.
  • Identify whether there are any significant changes in the species assemblage at each site and if so to determine whether the change is positive or negative and also identify possible drivers that may have contributed to the identified change.

2. Determine the environmental values and ecosystem services provided by the managed and natural habitats present in the five groups.

3. Evaluate already determined High Conservation Values (HCVs) of the estates and identify any new HCVs based on the findings of the study.

4. Determine whether the habitats present in the estates serve as critical habitats 1 and if so, provide recommendations to effectively manage these habitats.

5. Develop field level monitoring and conservation plans for critical species 2 critical habitats or high conservation values identified within the managed and natural habitats present in the five groups.

6. Provide training to executives of the estate on monitoring and conservation of critical elements of the biodiversity within their group

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Assessment on High Conservation Values

The assessment was carried out in consultation with local stakeholders and experts. 64 HCVs are identified across all 15 estates we manage. 10 HCVs under HCV criteria 1, 19 HCVs under criteria 4, 29 HCVs under criteria 5 and 6 HCVs under criteria 6 have been identified. These values are being monitored with the consultation of stakeholders regularly. In addition the estate management has taken action to conserve these locations.

Click here to download the HCV ASSESMENT – LAD – Amendment 2021 July

Research and data collection need to monitoring costs, productivity, and efficiency of forest management

We prepare progress reports, monthly income reports, budgets, harvesting details, crop monitoring formats etc,. Cost estimation is done and work as per the practical and realistic budget. Species selection and applying correct silvicultural operation Lalan Rubbers increase its productivity and efficiency. The timely action taken while planting so that plant may get the maximum benefits of same.

Example – Planting done at the break of monsoon rains, fertilizing is done at correct time. Harvesting is done as per the recommendations of harvesting guidelines used by the Forest Department.