Emerging issues regarding environment and need of Environmental Management in Shivalik foothills

Loveneet Kaur


The purpose of this chapter is to accentuate the needs and methods of environmental management to save the natural region of Shivalik foothills from further deterioration. The study was conducted in various areas of the foothill region from Una to Ropar. Stratified random sampling method was adopted for studying different sized quadrates. Ecological computation methods were used for the analysis of vegetation of various life forms in different areas of the foothills region. Floristic of the region was analyzed by laying quadrates of 10m*10m size for trees, 5m*5m for shrub layers and 1m*1m for herb. Quadrates were laid at random in selected areas of the region.

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