The European State Forest Association

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

The Association currently has 38 members in 27 European countries.


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Hercegbosanske Šume presents demining project at SUPERB Restoration Festival

This years edition of the SUPERB Restoration Project Festival took place in Milan. Several EUSTAFOR members showed interest, and eventually our Bosnian members were selected by the organization to present their demining projects at the event. The hybrid event consisted of workshops and brake-out sessions, where all participants had the opportunity to present their best practices and share knowledge and experience. Marijan Lozančić, CEO consultant for Forestry at Hercegbosanske šume, showed...

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EUSTAFOR co-hosts Round Table discussions on European Forest Monitoring

On Tuesday 10 October 2023, EUSTAFOR co-hosted the Round Table discussion on "Forest-related reporting at the EU level – what we know and what’s missing?" The event was jointly co-organized with UEF (Union of European Foresters) and FECOF (European Federation of Forest-Owning Communities). Under the watch-full eye of moderator Harald Mauser from the European Forestry Institute, insightful discussions  unfolded themselves. The event started off with an opening statement from Thomasz Marki...

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EUSTAFOR position paper: Too many uncertainties for forests in the EU carbon removals certification proposal

EUSTAFOR holds significant concerns regarding the placement of forests and forestry within the Commission proposal for EU carbon removals certification. The concerns expressed in EUSTAFOR position paper are elaborated around the following key three points: Unknown realistic potential and the added value of the new certification Unclear evaluation of carbon removals activities and deliverables High expectations entail high liability for land managers. EUSTAFOR unde...

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The continuous challenge of demining the Bosnian forests

Among the 37 forestry organisations that are EUSTAFOR members, there are large differences in forestry methods and challenges encountered in day-to-day management. Few of these challenges, however, are as extreme as the ones that Hercegbosanske šume (HBŠ) has to deal with, namely landmines. These mines are a grim reminder of the wars that devastated the region in the 90´s, and they continue to affect agricultural and forestry operations in Bosnia until this day. HBŠ manages all state fore...

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