KITULANGHALO FOREST RESERVE

Overview
The Kitulanghalo Catchment Forest Reserve was established in 1955 and declared in a government gazette GN 198 of 3/6/55 for conservation and catchment protection purposes. The reserve is part of Sangasanga river. There are no permanent surface streams. Underground run off is collected by streamlets at the foot as Lubungo stream and tributaries of the Ngerengere river.

Location

Kitulanghalo Forest Reserve is located 35 Km. north east of Morogoro Municipality in Morogoro Rural District, along Morogoro – Dar es Salaam highway. The forest covers the ridge between the main road and the Sangasanga river from an altitude of 350 to 774 m. The gazetted area is 6518 acres (2638ha.) with gazetted boundary length of 18 km.

 

 Establishment

 The Kitulanghalo Catchment Forest Reserve was established in 1955 and declared in a government gazette GN 198 of 3/6/55 for conservation and catchment protection purposes. The reserve is part of Sangasanga river. There are no permanent surface streams. Underground run off is collected by streamlets at the foot as Lubungo stream and tributaries of the Ngerengere river.

Training and Research done at Kitulanghalo Training Forest

Part of the forest (500Ha.) were leased to SUA in 1991as Training Forest to cater for practical training and research regarding indigenous forest especially Miombo which is considered to cover a large portion of woodlands in Tanzania.

 

1.       Forest Management Plan Training – Collection of data for preparation of a five year      Management Plan. This is one of key subject for completion of BSc. Forestry Degree course

 

2.       Participatory Forest Management (PFM) on the local livelihoods – December 2012

 

3.       Management of Indigenous Tree Species for Ecosystems Restoration and Wood Production in Semi-arid Miombo Woodlands in Eastern Africa, 2006 – 2008

 

4.       Impact of Fire on Soil in Relation to Regeneration of Miombo and Savannah Woodlands of the Semi-arid and Dryland Ecosystem of Tanzania and Ethiopia, AFORNET 2007.