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 36 members in 25 European countries.


#ResponsibleForestry campaign


EUSTAFOR contributes to the public consultation on forest monitoring

The aim of this initiative is to develop an EU-wide forest observation framework to provide open access to detailed, accurate, regular and timely information on the condition and management of EU forests, and on the many products and ecosystem services that forests provide. The measure was announced in the EU Forest Strategy as one of the actions to improve strategic forest monitoring, reporting and data collection. The initiative is crucial for the future of forests and their management in...

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Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) communication campaign in Castilla-La Mancha

As a part of its commitments, Castilla-La Mancha’s Regional Government aims to revitalize and highlight how pivotal forest sector is in one of the largest and most depopulated regions in Europe. To address this issue, #GestionForestalCLM campaign has been raised. This campaign consists of a series of 6 videos on different topics in Castilla-La Mancha’s SFM regional sector, sharing multifunctionality of forests and bioeconomy in rural areas as the two main principles.  The campaign is ...

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EUSTAFOR welcomes a new Office Manager

  As of 15 October, Kathleen Begemann has left Eustafor to enjoy her well-deserved pension. She has been succeeded by Veerle Cornand who is now our new Office Manager. Veerle has a Master in Translations and has been working for the European Panel Federation before joining the Eustafor Team. She is Belgian and her mother tongue is Dutch but she also speaks French, English, Italian and some German and Portuguese....

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Public consultation: Commission seeks views on possible EU Soil Health Law

The Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of a possible EU Soil Health Law. The EU Soil Strategy for 2030, adopted last year, announced that the Commission will table a new legislative proposal on soil health providing a comprehensive legal framework for soil protection, granting it the same level of protection that exists for water, the marine environment and air in the EU. All interested parties are invited to contribute to the consultation which is open ...

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