Report on 3rd Workshop on Sustainable Forest Management, 18-21 October 2018, Alutaguse Parish, EE
organised by Forum Synergies in cooperation with the Estonia Fund for Nature
Rural topic(s): Sustainable forestry
Date of publication: March 12, 2019
This was a two day event, based in Matsu Talu in Alultaguse Parish Eastern Estonia.
Around 30 participants from 11 European countries met and exchanged views about sustainable forest management. On the opening evening the workshop started with welcomes and introductions and a short briefing about the Field Trips which required an early start the next morning.
The first full day was given over to Field Trips to get a better understanding of Estonia, its forestry industry and how it operated. Beforehand the participants had been briefed about the findings of the first workshop, particularly the difficulty of making a single definition of Sustainable Forestry. This had resolved “not to strive for any standard definitions of sustainable forest management, but rather to focus on the values and principles which may guide the efforts to achieve sustainability, which we see as a process rather than a static measurable condition.