China is a country with the most bamboo resources and has a very long history ot bamboo utilization. According to the 6^th national forest resources inventory, bamboo forest cover in china is 500 million ha. Bamboo forest can provide not only economic benefits, but also some distinctive environmental benefit. For bamboo forest shares some special characters, the evaluation of the bamboo forest＇s environmental benefit is different from that of common forest. In this paper, the environmental benefit of carbon sequestration, water resource detention, soil erosion reduction and recreation of bamboo forest are studied. And the evaluation methods are also presented.
World Bamboo and Rattan
water resource detention