The ANW Deutschland e.V. (Pro Silva Germany association, headed by Hans von der Goltz) started at the end of 2015 a project called “BioWild”, dealing with the disequilibrium between natural forest regeneration / forest biodiversity and ungulate populations in Germany. In close cooperation with the universities of Dresden (Prof. Michael Muller), Gottingen (Prof. Christian Ammer) and Munich (Prof. Thomas Knoke) 25,000 hectares of forest lands will be monitored within 5 pilot regions for the upcoming 6 years. Our key objective is to promote biodiverse, mixed, stable and resilient forests. Based on field observations the BioWild-Project memberswill demonstrate to the public, and to the participating forest owners and hunters in particular, which immediate and long term ecologic and economic effects their decisions have on silvicultural issues, biodiversity or hunting. For this purpose the project results will be processed as easily understandable demonstration sites in the pilot regions. Guiding principles for policy and decision support will also be formulated. If you want to get more information about the BioWild-Project, please go to www.biowildprojekt.de.
This report, produced by Arne Pommerening, Lucie Vitkova, Xin Zhao and Carlos Pallares Ramos, is now available here.
CCFG have been contacted by a French student seeking a 3 month internship in the UK from September to December 2016. The student is seeking to work on a Pro Silva / CCF project. Please contact Mandy our administrator if you are interested and would like to see the CV.
Pro Silva Ireland held a field visit in Knockrath Forest, County Wicklow. This was a particularly important event in terms of promoting Pro Silva outside of the Pro Silva network since Duncan Stuart and the EcoEye Team recorded some of the days discussions for the EcoEye TV programme which is a very popular TV programme in Ireland. In addition, Donal Magner, Forestry Editor for the Irish Farmers Journal wrote an article about the day which helps promote Pro Silva principles to a new audience.
The 10th IUFRO Conference will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA from Monday 30th May to Thursday 2nd June 2016. Please see the outline programme for more information.
CCFG have been contacted by a French student seeking a 6 month internship in the UK. The student is seeking to work on a Pro Silva / CCF project. Please contact Mandy our administrator if you are interested and would like to see the CV.
One-day seminar meeting arranged by Dr Scott McG. Wilson with the Institute of Chartered Foresters (North Scotland Region) and University of Aberdeen, dealing with the potential of mixtures of Sitka spruce and alternative conifers for resilient upland forestry. Details of the seminar and booking arrangements are available through the Institute of Chartered Foresters website events section. There is no charge for meeting attendance but a buffet lunch will be available for a charge of £6 (payable on the day of the meeting).
Resilient woodlands – everybody’s talking about them but what should they be doing? A unique conference organised jointly by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) and the Woodland Trust, is bringing together economists, conservationists, woodland managers and foresters to look at the question from all angles, including a presentation by Phillipe Morgan on the contribution of CCF to forest resilience.
Resilient Woodlands: meeting the challenges is open to all and includes a number of plenary sessions to encourage debate. To view the full programme and to book tickets go to www.rfs.org.uk/events/conferences-and-seminars.