The first phase of the National forest forum will be held in Udmurtia, on March 25-26. This new non-profit project organized under the auspices of the State Duma of the Russian Federation with the support of the Federal forestry Agency and the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation. Its purpose is to increase the efficiency of the use of forests as a national wealth of our country.
National forest forum will be the first Russian mobile discussion platform where representatives of the professional community in the framework of the joint work will be able to engage in open dialogue with the representatives of legislative and Executive Federal government. To this end, in 2018, the Forum will be held in five Russian districts and will culminate in a large final event in Moscow, which will be awarded to the best forest management practices in the regions of Russia, as well as summarized and the plans of legislative activity aimed at the improvement of forest legislation.
According to the organizers of this project, it will enable professionals in different industries to Express his vision of the prospects and ways of development of forest management. For members of the legislature debate on the forum will help to outline a future plan initiatives and to identify the weak links in the chain of law enforcement practice of existing laws.
Today the forest industry of Russia is a dynamically developing direction of management of natural resources, which in recent years have shown significant steps towards sustainable forest management.
In Udmurtia, the forest is considered one of the main natural resources of the Republic. The forest cover of its territory is equal to 46,2%, which almost coincides with the indicator of forest cover for the Russian Federation (46,4%). The forest area of Udmurtia is equal to 1.94 million hectares, accounting for only 0.24 percent of the total forest area of Russia, but the Republic is in 17th place in the country in volume of timber, and in 2016 he made up 1.36% of the national (1.86 million cubic meters).
"Our country is huge and diverse in its natural environment. Therefore, in the sphere of nature we have, given the specificity of each region, to create for citizens the conditions of multipurpose use of forests, respecting the principle of efficiency and rationality to the forest was for the benefit of citizens today and always," - said the Chairman of the organizing Committee of the National forest forum, the Chairman of the state Duma Committee on natural resources, property and land relations Nikolay Nikolaev.
Stages of the Forum in 2018 will be held in the Volga, Siberian, Ural, far Eastern and northwestern Federal districts.
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