The European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR represents state forest companies, enterprises and agencies that have sustainable forest management and sustainable wood production as major concerns.

European forest owners and managers welcome the 4th European Forest Week and underline the key role of sustainable forest management for providing solutions to societal challenges

CEPF, Copa and Cogeca and EUSTAFOR today welcome the 4th European Forest Week. The theme of the week, “Forests, our common good”, provides an opportunity to highlight the key role of Europe’s millions of forest owners and managers for providing solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing society today, not the least climate change and sustainable development. The 4th European Forest Week will be celebrated through Europe on 9-13 October 2017, under the theme of "Forests, our comm...

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Sara Östh joined EUSTAFOR in September 2017 as an Associate. She is a forester, employed by our Swedish member Sveaskog, and has a wide experience of forestry, from planting to biodiversity and conservation work, both on stand- and landscape level. Sara Östh will contribute with her expertise to EUSTAFOR’s work on biodiversity and nature conservation and will also follow the Commission’s work on aspects related to forestry measures to be included into the new rural development policy ...

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Implementing Natura 2000 in forests: lessons learned and looking ahead

On 27 September, the European Forest Institute (EFI) organized a Think Forest seminar in Brussels – focused on Natura 2000 in forests. EFI’s new report, which was launched at the event, summarized both conclusions from the work accomplished so far and further opportunities to look ahead to. The participants agreed that the Natura 2000 network could have a favorable effect on biodiversity as long as they are sufficiently implemented. However, the experiences from the last 25 years have shown ...

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A broad range of stakeholders involved in Metsähallitus’ natural resource planning

Metsähallitus, the Finnish State Forest Enterprise, joins forces with stakeholders in natural resource planning to find innovative and sustainable ways of using state land and water areas. Natural resource planning is now also being launched in Ostrobothnia. The planning method to be used, which is unique by the standards of European forestry administrations, will involve a broad range of stakeholders and draw on creative collaborative techniques. The aim of Metsähallitus’ natural resourc...

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