Forests are sources of lumber as well as food. In the past, the local hunters would devise traps for wild animals such as wild chicken, birds, squirrel, foxes, cloud rats and wild cats. Others would also train dogs for hunting (anop) to assist them especially when they do night hunting.
Likewise, wood had also been used as fuel for cooking. Conscious of the importance of preserving the forest, the locals had made it a practice to collect only the defective and dried branches of dead trees.
Burning forests are prohibited. However, in cases of forest fire, the people of the community would help each other in putting out the fire. If available, water is used. But with the absence of water, they would apply the depdep or shebsheb in which they utilize fresh branches to put out the fire.