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 34 members in 24 European countries.

Warm welcome to Junta de Castilla y León as EUSTAFOR’s newest member and congratulates to Associazione Nazionale delle Attività Regionali Forestali on becoming a voting member

EUSTAFOR is pleased to announce that Junta de Castilla y León from Spain became the newest member of our association as of 1 June 2019. The region of Castilla y León is one of the largest European regions and preserves an extraordinary richness of forests and biodiversity. Public forests, mostly owned by municipalities and other local entities, occupy around 2,5 million hectares, which is 50% of the forest and other wooded land area. According to the Spanish national and regional forest...

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Enhanced EU Forest Strategy is needed to enable multifunctional forests' input to the objectives of a European Green Deal

European forests and the forest-based sector welcome the political guidelines of the President-elect of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen which aim to ensure the EU’s transition to a climate-neutral continent by 2050. An updated EU Forest Strategy is needed, alongside the EU Biodiversity Strategy towards 2030, to give appropriate recognition of multifunctional European forests as a part of the European Green Deal. The roles of forests and forestry extend well beyond carbon n...

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Forestry England appoints a new chief executive officer and celebrates 100 years of forestry

Forestry England, which is the country’s largest land manager and the arm of the Forestry Commission which manages the country’s public forests, is celebrating its 100thbirthday! Originally, the organization was formed in 1996 as Forest Enterprise. Later on, it devolved into Forest Enterprise England.  Since 1 April 2019, as a result of the most recent forestry administration reforms in the UK, it was rebranded into Forestry England. Today, Forestry England looks after more than 250 000 ...

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The European Commission released a new publication about the LIFE programme

A new publication entitled Ready, steady, green! LIFE helps farming and forestry adapt to climate change has been published by the European Commission. The LIFE programme was launched in 1992 as a funding instrument for the environment and climate action. This brochure presents a selection of projects implemented with the support of LIFE, dedicated to agriculture and forestry. The publication can be downloaded or ordered for free from the EU Bookshop at: EU Bookshop. Multiple copies of free p...

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