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Training Center in Bohol

This Center provides the training venue of most of the SWCF projects in the province.  It is also open to other groups who wish to take advantage of the facility.  The Center offers board and lodging, audio visual equipment, trainors, speakers and biodiversity guides on subjects ranging from natural resource management, community development, agroforestry, livestock management and environmental education program for the youth.  
INFORMATION SHED AND BOARDS - These are boards displaying   information on biodiversity especially that of the province of Bohol.

Bohol Environmental Learning Center

BEMO-SWCF   ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER (ELC) - is one of the components of the BBC that houses all educational and research materials from the collection of SWCF and BEMO.  It includes data on the Complex' flora and fauna inventories and research, forestry materials and its related subjects especially on terrestrial sciences.  Students, researchers and teachers are welcome to use and   research in this center.

Bohol Livestock Center

OPV LIVESTOCK FIELD CENTER in Bohol - This center implements the provincial  government livestock dispersal program and research which include production for dispersal stocks,  training and research  in livestock management for its farmer beneficiaries. Livestock found in the Center are carabaos, goats, chicken, ducks and cows. The Center contains a collection of forage species for livestock feeds.

Bohol Karst Trail and Composting Center

SWCF-BEMO KARST TRAIL - This 0.25 km. trail goes through the dipterocarp arboretum area in karst soil. It features some of the typical soil formations and vegetation of a karst area. It is also developed as a future seed source for dipterocarps in the province.  
BEMO VERMI-COMPOSTING CENTER – This component demonstrates the production of vermi-castings for fertilizer. It supports the provincial government advocacy for organic production.  This component demonstrates a symbiotic relationship with neighboring farmers and the OPV Livestock Center. The OPV Livestock center and the Complex' nurseries make use of the vermicast as fertilizers and at the same time contribute its farm residues and manure as substrates for the vermi-cast production. The center also offers lectures and trainings to any group interested in vermi-cast production.  It also conducts researches related to vermi-cast production 

Tree Propagation in Bohol Philippines

SWCF-BEMO-CVSCAFT DIPTEROCARP TREE PROPAGATION AND DOMESTICATION FACILITY This area produces dipterocarps seedlings through sexual and asexual method. The main objective of this facility is to inventory, conserve and propagate dipterocarps species found in the province and to establish a dipterocarp species collection from other part of the country.  Another activity is also the inventory and mapping of all the dipterocarps species locations in the province for conservation and propagation purposes. The area has a mini-lab that can accommodate student researchers interested in vegetative propagation and related subjects.           

Bohol Rainforestation Site

CVSCAFT RAINFORESTATION SITE was established in 1998. This 1.2 hectare tree farm contains 1,200 individual trees.  The area boasts of a total of 108 indigenous species, 82 of which are planted and 26 species are from natural regeneration. Eight of the species are dipterocarps. This area is the CVSCAFT's demonstration of forest restoration as well as a learning/laboratory site for students, researchers and other interested groups. 

Bohol Environment Code: First in the Philippines

Bohol Environment Code of 1998 – mandated the Provincial Government to adopt all measures to actively share the responsibility of the National Government particularly DENR in securing the perpetual existence of all endemic plants in the province.
Memorandum of Agreement –Sept. 16, 2002 – This MOA participated by the Provincial Government, the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources  (DENR), the Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry and Technology  (CVSCAFT) and the Soil and Water Conservation Foundation, Inc.  (SWCF), served as the basis for the establishment of an endemic forest nursery located in the heartland of Bohol to support the provincial programs aimed at enhancing the biodiversity of the province and particularly restoring its diminishing dipterocarps forest and preventing its extinction.

Endemic Nursery in Bohol Island

The Provincial government designated the Bohol Environmental Management Office (BEMO) as the lead agency in the establishment of an endemic nursery designed to support the forest restoration program of the province. CVSCAFT commitment was the allocation of space in its Bilar campus for the needed buildings and infrastructures and the participation of the forestry teachers and students in the nursery activities as part of their learning process.  Expectations from DENR were identification of the sources of the endemic species in the province and  provision of a regular representative to give technical support to the project.  SWCF's role was to provide financial and logistic support for the project,  develop IEC materials, initiate research and other studies and provide training on biodiversity management and conservation.