How “Close-to-Nature” Is the Management of European Forests?

We would like to invite you to the webinar How “Close-to-Nature” Is the Management of European Forests?, organized by the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) and the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR). The event will take place online on Thursday10 March 2022 (10:00 – 12:30).

To contribute to the ongoing discussion, European forest owners and managers would like to support a balanced expert debate on pros, cons and possible consequences of new management approaches for European forests, namely:

  1. Options for “closer-to-nature” forest management practices;
  2. Active protection or passive conservation – determining which is the best strategy for the future.To register, please visit: Kindly note that registration will be closed on 8 March.

Biographies of the speakers are available here.

We look forward to meeting you!

More information and the draft agenda can be found in the link below.

Please find below the material of the webinar

Recording of the webinar


1. BAUHUS JURGEN – Challenges to integrate climate change mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity conservation in European forests

2. TALARCZYK ANDRZEJ – What can we learn from international statistics on European forests

3. STANCIOIU TUDOR – Active or passive conservation – which path to follow for high biodiversity at large scales?

4. DOBROWOLSKA DOROTA – SFM as a nature-based solution to deliver on multiple objectives – how far is the current management practice from Close(r)-to nature forestry in Central-Eastern Europe?

5. DOMINGOS TIAGO – Multifunctionality vs. segregation of functions: Are forest biodiversity interests in conflict with productive functions? A Portuguese case study

6. RAUTIO PASI – How to mimic natural dynamics through management of Nordic forests


It is now possible to consult the EUSTAFOR’s post about the event at the following link (click here).

More information

10/03/2022 - 10/03/2022

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