03 October 2014
IIASA, Raiffa Room

Workshop on Advances in Forest Management and Forest Protection

IIASA's ESM program in collaboration with the Russian Institute of Continuous Education in Forestry will organize the second workshop on Advances in Forest management and Forest Protection.

IIASA's ESM program is arranging a 5-day workshop for a group of high level forest managers from different regions in Russia along with forestry experts at IIASA and a number of Austrian organizations including: the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, the Austrian Federal Forest Service, the Forestry Agency of the city of Vienna, the University of life sciences Vienna, and the Private forest owners association Waldverband Steiermark. The workshop will consist of four days of visits and field trips which will then summarized in a meeting at IIASA Raiffa room October 3rd.

Agenda for the workshop for Russian forestry expert delegation
September 29th – October 3rd 2014

Date Time Place Subject
17:15 - Airport Vienna Transfer to Vienna Urban Resort Hotel, Sechshauser Strasse 83, 1150 Wien.
  Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW)
09.00 – 11.00


Sektion Forstwesen

Marxergasse 2

1 Stock, Zimmer 126 (U3 Landstrasse - Wien Mitte)

Visit of the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (www.bmlfuw.gv.at/en.html)
11.30 – 12.45 Sechshauserwirt restaurant near the Hotel Change of clothes and lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Austrian Federal Forest Service (ÖBf)

Headquarter of the Austrian Federal Forest Service (ÖBF), Purkersdorf, Lower Austria (www.bundesforste.at)

Pummergasse 10-12
A-3002 Purkersdorf

Presentation of Austrian forest management practice in the forest of state ownership. Forest protection, hunting management, wood harvest technology.
14.30 – 17.30 Wienerwald, Forest site Field trip to the mixed-species forest around Vienna
  Forestry Agency of the city of Vienna (MA 49)
9.30 – 11.00 Forest district Hirschwang, Forstverwaltung Hirschwang, Emil von Linhartgasse 6, 2651 Hirschwang Hirschwang an der Rax Welcoming and visit of a small-scale saw mill
11.00 – 12.30 Forest district Hirschwang Hike and excursion of forest management for spring reserve protection
12.30 – 14.00 Gasthaus Flackl, Hinterleiten 12, 2651 Reichenau/Rax (www.flackl.at) Lunch
14.00 – 15.45/16.00 Forest district Prein-Sumpfwald Visit to forest road construction site and wood harvesting (harvester or cable yarder) sites
  University of life sciences Vienna (BOKU), Department of Silviculture (www.wabo.boku.ac.at/en/waldbau/)
09:30 – 13:00

Wieselburg district, Forest site

Meeting point: 09:30 Restaurant “B52” at 1st roundabout after highway exit Wieselburg

Visit of forest calamities in secondary spruce stands (wind storms, bark beetle) and subsequent conversion of secondary spruce stands to mixed-species stands
13:00 – 14:00 Organized by BOKU Lunch
15:00 – 16:00

St. Pölten, Chamber of agriculture and forestry (http://noe.lko.at/)

Wiener Strasse 64

3100 St. Poelten

Consultation and labor security for private forest owners and forest workers

A complete list of paricipants can be found here.

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Last edited: 01 October 2014


Dmitry Shchepashchenko

Senior Research Scholar

Ecosystems Services and Management

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