Abstract: This case study refers to forest area dynamics within the Vâlsan Basin, situated between his affluents: Mierlei Valley and Bunești Valley in 1904-2004 period. The dynamics was shown by maps on a temporal scale especially in reference years as 1904, 1973, 1981, 1994, 2004. Forest cover from our study area has been decreased substantially because of the impact of human activities. We can conclude at the end of our paper that forest ecosystems had lost the natural equllibrium, and barely can realize the protective and hydrological function, in the context of declaring our study a natural reserve.
I would like to thank to professor Vespremeanu Emil, lecturer Ionuț Săvulescu for helping me to realize the maps. On this way I would like also to thank to researches from Forest Management Insitute Research and especially to engineer Ștefan Neagu which help me for obtaining some useful data for my paper. The research was supported by a POSDRU grant, financed by the Social European Fund (SEF).