Junta de Castilla y León
“Junta de Castilla y León” is the name of the Regional Government. The name of the Regional Ministry related to forests is “Consejería de Fomento y Medio Ambiente”. Belonging to it, the General Directorate on Natural Heritage and Forest Policy (Dirección General de Patrimonio Natural y Política Forestal, former Dirección general del Medio Natural) is the authority on state (region) forests. State forests (80,481 ha) are declared as of “public utility”, which have a detalied regulation in forest laws. They are imprescriptible and inalenable and cannot change from forest use to another one. Its uses and exploitations have to follow specific procedures. The management of all state forests and other public utility forests and other wooded lands (1,850,000 ha), including natural grasslands corresponds by law to our organisation whatever ownsership. Therefore, over all rural areas, we also assume the fight against wildfires, the regulation of forests uses, game and fisheries and the conservation of biodiversity, including protected areas. So we are a wide organisation and only a part of us (not always differentiated from the whole) deals with state forests management.
- Associated Member
- Total forest area managed by member: 51 350 ha
- Total number of: employees: 1 023 people
- Annual harvest in: 195 000 m3