A Mongolian man cutting up firewood near the Altansumber Forest.
A Mongolian man cutting up firewood near the Altansumber Forest.

Oyuntugs, a volunteer ranger and member of the Altansumber Forest User Group, rides her horse through the forest.
Oyuntugs, a volunteer ranger and member of the Altansumber Forest User Group, rides her horse through the forest.

Larch trees in the Altansumber Forest.
Larch trees in the Altansumber Forest.

Olonbat, leader of the Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group talks to other members after a meeting discussing the local forest plan.
Olonbat, leader of the Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group talks to other members after a meeting discussing the local forest plan.

Members of the Altansumber Forest User Group, during a meeting reviewing their business plan.
Members of the Altansumber Forest User Group, during a meeting reviewing their business plan.

Dashzeveg Tserendeleg (left), National Project Coordinator and Ganbold (right) FAO Field Facilitator in a timber yard in the town of Darkhan.
Dashzeveg Tserendeleg (left), National Project Coordinator and Ganbold (right) FAO Field Facilitator in a timber yard in the town of Darkhan.

Signing ceremony between governor (left) of local soum center and Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group (right) at the Tsagaanur soumcenter.
Signing ceremony between governor (left) of local soum center and Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group (right) at the Tsagaanur soumcenter.

A member of the Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group at the Tsagaanur soumcenter.
A member of the Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group at the Tsagaanur soumcenter.

Members of the Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group cutting up trees before loading them on to vehicles.
Members of the Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group cutting up trees before loading them on to vehicles.

A member of the Dundat-Urguu Forest user group using a chainsaw to cut a tree trunk.
A member of the Dundat-Urguu Forest user group using a chainsaw to cut a tree trunk.

Members of the Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group moving felled tress.
Members of the Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group moving felled tress.

Members of the Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group collect tree branches from the forest.
Members of the Khargistai-Bayanburd Forest User Group collect tree branches from the forest.

Members of the Altansumber Forest User Group, prepare to store vegetables underground.
Members of the Altansumber Forest User Group, prepare to store vegetables underground.

Berries on sale in a local market in the town of Darkhan.
Berries on sale in a local market in the town of Darkhan.

Local women preparing food outside a traditional Mongolian yurt and local people, near the Altansumber Forest.
Local women preparing food outside a traditional Mongolian yurt and local people, near the Altansumber Forest.