Lower Saxony State Forest (NLF) is the largest forest owner in Lower Saxony (Germany). Practical management of the forests is the task of the 24 forestry commission offices and their associated regional forest warden’s offices. In addition, Lower Saxony State Forest looks after 85,000 ha of forest for municipalities and forest cooperatives as a service provider.
We are a successful company with an annual turnover of approximately €130 million and net value added of about €60 million.
Apart from development of the operational business, our main focus is on services in the areas of ecology, environmental education and recreation for many millions of people.
We manage our areas according to the silviculture and forest protection principles set out in the LÖWE programme and defined through compliance with the PEFC certification system. A third of our area is integrated into the EU’s Natura2000 tracts.
- Total forest area managed by member: 307 000 ha
- Total number of: employees: 1 323 people
- Annual harvest in: 2 670 900 m3