Forest Restoration Project for Eco-Learning at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park
The Royal Forest Department, Kasetsart University, and PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited or PTTEP, have jointly conducted Forest Restoration for Eco-learning at Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park under the initiative of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The project aims to set up a recreational area for Eco-learning in the 148-rai of Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park.
The objectives of the project are as follows:
- To preserve the existing green area and forest conditions of the park.
- To grow additional plants with an aim to create a forest garden with a diversified forest structure and ecological environment.
- To create and develop a nature learning center in Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park.
To create and develop learning processes and promote ecological and cultural tourism unique to Nakhon Khuean Khan.
Forest restoration activities and additional provisions in Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park as part of the project are:
- 40-rai Forest Restoration
- Restoration of landscape and facilities in the 108-rai park area
- Restoration of a 2-km bicycle trail
- Restoration of 500-meter wheelchair accessible trail
- Trailhead information signs and nature trail sign boards
- Trail end information signs
- Symbol signs
- Information signs
- Exhibitions along the trails and at bird watching tower
- Direction signs and plant name tags
- Improvement of track surface and facilities, including walkways, boardwalk, resting area, balcony and scenic point
- Improvement of education service area and exhibition in pond side gazebo
- Restoration of landscape around the pier in front of exhibition hall and park administration office
In addition, the project also includes the development of public relations materials to promote the Eco-leaning concept in Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, e.g., guide map, 3D video on forest ecological restoration, as well as arranging training on nature interpretation techniques for park staff, students and community representatives who will become volunteer tour guides in the park.