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.

The executive office of the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) has the great regret to inform about the sudden and unexpected death of Mr Dragoș Ciprian Pahonțu, former CEO of the Romanian State Forest Organisation ROMSILVA, on Tuesday, 6 August 2019. Mr Ciprian Pahonțu, a former long-term member of EUSTAFOR’s Executive Committee (2010-2018), was a true professional who loved forests and respected people working there. He was a great colleague who eagerly shared his experience ...

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Last weekend, schoolchildren, young people and families from all over Latvia had an opportunity to get acquainted with the forest sector in the largest forest awareness event in the Baltics - the Latvian Forest Days that took place in Tērvete. The two-day festival in the Land of Kurbads was visited by 13.5 thousand guests of all ages. On a 1.6 km long route, the Latvian Forest Days brought together 100 different forestry, woodworking and environment related organizations that took care of ...

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The Polish State Forests are 95 Years Old!

In 2019, the State Forests - National Forest Holding in Poland celebrates 95th Anniversary of its existence. The regional celebrations have already been taking place in 17 different regions of State Forests, bringing together the national, regional and local authorities, state forest employees and their families, as well as the public. The main celebrations will be taking place on 29 May 2019 at the Łochów Forest District of the Warsaw Regional Directorate. The State Forests were est...

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Land mines threaten people and seriously impact sustainable forest management in Europe

Mine contamination in forests and the tremendous efforts required to demine are among the biggest challenges in forests managed by the Public Forest Enterprise „Hercegbosanske sume“ (HB Sume) in Kupres, in Bosnia i Herzegovina. Inaccessibility to mined forests means large areas of state forests in Bosnia  I Hercegovina remain unmanaged, which creates additional threats to the health status of those forests, increases the risk of forest fires and other damaging factors and, even more importa...

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