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 Association currently has 39 members in 27 European countries.

Established in 2006 by Metsähallitus (Finland), Office National des Forêts (France), Latvijas Vasts Meži (Latvia) and Österreichische Bundesforste AG (Austria).

  • Total land area managed ~ 49 million ha (~ 30% of EU forests)
  • Total forest area managed ~ 42 million ha (including French overseas departments)
  • Protected forests ~ 8,3 million ha
  • Protective forests ~ 6 million ha
  • Forests designated as Natura 2000 areas ~ 7,9 million ha
  • Annual increment ~ 200 million m3
  • Annual harvest ~ 120 million m3
  • Number of employees ~ 100 000

Why does sustainable and multifunctional forest management matter?

Managing State Forests in Europe

Managing State Forests Responsibly – for People, Climate and Nature

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