Activation of forest owners to establish a sustainable forest management and to adapt the forest stands to the future climate

This pilot project aims to activate forest owners to engage in sustainable forest management with special emphasis on forest-conversion due to climate change. The PP is located in the North-Eastern Region of Bavaria (“Oberfranken”) and part of the Eastern-Bavaria Forest-Initiative (WIO) Program. Generally, both cases, Bibersberg (26 ha) and Thiemitztal 150 ha), lie within the Fichtelgebirge/Frankenwald area, which is a large forest area with almost similar conditions: i.e. steep terrain, lack of access / forest roads etc. in many places. Several WIO initiatives have been/are implemented in this area of Bavaria.


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Contact: Peter Aurenhammer, Nadine Karl


Email: peter.aurenhammer@lwf.bayern.de


Institution: LWF KWF


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Accesses: Public access


Geographic Contexts: Rural


Domain: Governance , Management


Coniferous 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 decreasing demand from pulp and panel board industry


Forest Types: Hemiboreal forest, nemoral softwoodous and mixed broadleaved-softwoodous forest


Govern Actors: Owners association , Government forest service , Other government advisory services (eg RDP) , 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 management support scheme , project funding , government forest protection measures


Manager Types: managed by forest association


Owner Types: private , communal


Scale Operations: very small scale (<10 ha)


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