Slovenia

SIMWOOD activities

Regional contacts

Slovenian Forestry Institute
Nike Krajnc ()

Slovenia Forest Service
Andrej Breznikar ()

 

 

Focus on Slovenia

Read the feature in SIMWOOD's April 2016 newsletter

Find out about:

  • SIMWOOD's work in the region
  • the focus study and pilot project
  • recent natural disasters in Slovenian forests and their consequences
  • quality wood auction – a promising practice for better wood mobilisation

 

Regional news

28.08.2015

Listen to our broadcast on Radio Ognjišče: Izboljsanje dohodka v gozdovih [How to increase income from forests - in Slovenian]

29.05.2015

Listen to our broadcast on Radio Ognjišče: Ekonomika negovalnih ukrepov [Economic aspects of tending forests - in Slovenian]

13.01.2014

SIMWOOD - trajnosten in inovativen pristop k mobilizaciji lesa
(pdf)

 

Resources

Informacijski portal za lastnike gozdov v Sloveniji

About Slovenia

Area: 20,273 km2
Population: 2.1 million
Forest area: 1,184,369 ha
Private forests: 884,877 ha
Private forest owners: more than 300,000
Forest type: Illyrian montane beech forest; Central European sub-montane beech forest; Illyrian submontane beech forest; other thermophilous deciduous forests; Sessile oak-hornbeam; Nemoral spruce forest

Specific situation

  • Strong forest administration (through Slovenia Forest Service).
  • Important private forest ownership (more than 75% of all forests).
  • Large unused resource potential - actual felling in Slovenian forests (2011) is only 70% of allowable cut prescribed with forest management plans.
  • Forest owners associations are rare, cooperation is low - lack of tradition, state wide forest function planning from SFS within the forest management planning.

Main challenges

  • Fragmented ownership, lack of professional organisation and cooperation of forest owners.
  • Weak forest-based industry and its connections with wood resources.
  • High production costs in private forest sector

 

 

Regional initiatives

Slovenian Association of Forest Owners
Association of Machinery Rings in Slovenia
Slovenian Association of Facilitators

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613762.