Activation of forest owners to engage them in sustainable forest management with special emphasis on alpine forest-functions

This pilot project aims at the activation of forest owners to engage them in sustainable forest management with special emphasis on alpine forest-functions. The project is located in the South-Western Region of Bavaria (“Allgäu”) and part of the Mountain Forest Initiative (BWO) Program. In our case we supported new measures in an existing BWO project (Grünten) that operates on a large forest area (2750 ha, of which 1386 ha are forests), mostly under private, small-scale ownership, and is conifer dominated, mountainous with steep terrain and a lack of access by forest roads.


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Accesses: Public access


Geographic Contexts: Rural


Coniferous Destinations: Material use (sawntimber, pulp, panel boards, posts & poles etc) , Energy use


Harwood Destinations: Material use (sawntimber, pulp, panel boards, posts & poles etc) , Energy use


Market Destinations: trend is increasing demand from sawmill , trend is increasing demand from pulp and panel board industry , trend is increasing demand from energy plants , trend is stable demand from sawmill


Forest Types: Alpine softwoodous forest


Govern Actors: Owners association , Government forest service , Forest-based corporate and industrial actors (and consortia) , Forest Managers / consultants/ agents , Non-government (non profit) organisations , Stakeholder networks and associations , Universities and other educational organisations


Financial Supports: government forest planting support scheme , government forest management support scheme , project funding


Manager Types: managed by owner , managed by forest association


Owner Types: private , communal


Scale Operations: very small scale (<10 ha)


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