The European State Forest Association

The European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) represents commercially-oriented state forest companies, enterprises and agencies that have sustainable forest management (SFM) and sustainable wood production as major concerns.

The Association currently has 35 members in 24 European countries.

Forestry and Land Scotland – a new Scottish Government agency

Forestry and Land Scotland came into being as an Executive agency of the Scottish Government on 1 April 2019, when forestry in Scotland became wholly devolved to the constituent nations of the UK. With 941 employees working across 5 geographical regions and within a national team, our mission is to look after Scotland’s forests and land, for the benefit of all, now and for the future. Having picked up the baton passed to us by our predecessor, Forest Enterprise Scotland, we are now r...

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European Forests: Hotspots of Biodiversity

We are delighted to invite you to the joint event of EUSTAFOR and CEPF (Confederation of EU Forest Owners) “European Forests: Hotspots of Biodiversity”, hosted by MEP Adam Jarubas and MEP Jessica Polfjärd. The event will take place on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 (13:30 – 17:30) in the European Committee of the Regions (Room VMA 1), Rue Van Maerlant 2, Brussels. Forests are an important part of the European landscape and crucial for reaching the objectives of the European Green Deal. Sus...

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Juha S. Niemelä appointed as Director General of Metsähallitus

EUSTAFOR is delighted to welcome Juha S. Niemelä as Director General of Metsähallitus for the period from 2020 until 2024. Juha S. Niemelä has spent the past four years working as Director-General in the Natural Resources Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Prior to that, he was Director-General of the Central Finland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. Niemelä has a doctoral degree in agriculture and forestry and a Master of Business A...

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Let's build a future-fit Europe together! - EUSTAFOR’s Messages to European Policymakers

EUSTAFOR addresses the new EU Commission and the European Parliament’s Members with messages presenting the views of the European state forest management organisations regarding the future role of forests in light of the European Green Deal published on 11 December 2019 by the European Commission. The message package highlights four key issues which deserve the European policy and decision makers' attention when developing new policies and legislation to support the future European Green De...

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