Discussions on and in the forest: European Network INTEGRATE kick-off

What do you get when you put together forest policy experts from 16 different European countries and the European Commission with scientists and forest practitioners? Lively and insightful discussions, determination to find new solutions and, of course, outings in the forest. The kick-off meeting of the European network “Integrate” took place in Bonn, Germany, on...

Combining ecology and economy: policy network meeting in the Czech Republic

More than 40 representatives of ministries, state forests and private forest owners from 10 different countries joined in the Czech Republic in spring 2018. The discussed the future of integrated forest management in Europe and its challenges and opportunities, mainly from of policy viewpoint. The activity report can be found here. Agenda The Ministry of Agriculture...

European strategies to deal with bark beetle outbreaks: workshop in Białowieża

The Ministry of the Environment of Poland in cooperation with the State Forests invited the participants of the European Network Integrate for a seminar on managing bark beetle impacts on forests in Białowieża, Poland. A report was published on the Resilience Blog here. Seminar scope The European spruce bark beetle extensively influences forest ecosystems and may cause disruption...

Cooperation network to set the course after calamities

The fourth meeting of the European Network Integrate took place in Toruń, Poland, between 15 and 17 April under the Polish chairmanship. The meeting is organized by the Polish Ministry of Environment, Department of Forestry in cooperation with the State Forests. Participation was open for experts (policymakers, advisors, experts, scientists) with an interest in, and focus on integrated forest management/the...

Multiple scales for nature conservation in sustainable forest management: integration and segregation

This is the first of two meetings organised by Denmark as Chair of the European Network Integrate. The first one (29-31 October 2019) main topic was Integration of nature conservation measures: scale, connectivity, interaction and their effects on biodiversity. The venue was the Rold Forest near Rebild south of Aalborg. Related documents General information on Danish Chairmanship...

How to balance forestry and biodiversity?

Basel Basel, Switzerland

In light of the upcoming publication of the book Production, conservation and other forest functions - how to balance forest management across Europe, the Swiss Federal Office of Environment (BAFU), the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the cantonal "Amt für Wald beider Basel, EFI and WSL are organising a conference to discuss these...

Policy challenges of integrating biodiversity conservation in forest management – the way forward

The best approach of how to advance forest biodiversity conservation in Europe is currently at the center of the EU forest policy debate, also in relation to the new EU Forest Strategy. This Integrate webinar investigates  the role integrated forest management approaches are playing, and can play, in achieving European biodiversity conservation objectives in the interplay with other forest-related policy objectives.   The webinar brings together forest policy experts from the...