LASY PAŃSTWOWE – Dyrekcja Generalna Lasów Państwowych
The State Forests National Forest Holding is an organization protecting, utilizing, and shaping Poland’s forests for over ninety years. It manages publicly owned forests on behalf of the Polish State Treasury. Their area exceeds 7,2 million hectares. A staff of experienced, professional foresters guarantee that next generations of Poles will be able to make use of all the benefits which forests provide to a not lesser degree than they do today. Our role as foresters is to conduct sustainable forest management, which allows us to meet social needs without damaging the forests.
Almost from its inception the State Forests, as an organisation, has been underpinned by two principles: the three-tiered structure and the self-finance status. At the base of the management structure of the State Forests are the 430 forest districts. At the next level there are the 17 regional directorates of the State Forests. At the top of the organisation is the Director-General of the State Forests and his office, the Directorate-General. The State Forests are subordinated to the Minister of the Environment who nominates the Director-General.
- Total forest area managed by member: 7 316 730 ha
- Total number of: employees: 26 269 people
- Annual harvest in: 40 626 000 m3