Bavarian Forest Administration
The Bavarian Forest Administration (until 2005: Bayerische Staatsforstverwaltung ) is a collective name for the authorities that are active in the field of forest management in Bavaria . On the basis of the Bavarian Forest Act (BayWaldG), it ensures proper and sustainable management of forests and supports the further development of the forest and wood sector . In dialogue with forest owners , citizens and social interest groups , she mediates in the field of tension between interests and develops appropriate solutions for politics. The employees of the Bavarian Forest Administration can be recognized by the uniform they wear when exercising forest supervision (Art. 29 BayWaldG) and other sovereign tasks.
The roots of the Bavarian Forest Administration go back to the year 1752, when Elector Max III. Joseph informed his court chamber on January 31 that his own forest authority was being set up in order to counteract the progressive devastation of the forests. Since then there has been a state forest administration in Bavaria, the core of which has remained in place despite several reforms.
The Bavarian forest management reform of 2005 represents a major cut. The management of the state forest of Bavaria and the Saalforste in Sankt Martin bei Lofer , Austria , has been carried out since July 1, 2005 by the Bayerische Staatsforsten (BaySF) with the legal form of an institution under public law , the was founded specifically for this purpose by the Free State of Bavaria. The name Bayerische Staatsforstverwaltung was changed in the course of the reform to Bayerische Forstverwaltung. The staff and the tasks of the former Bavarian State Forest Administration were divided between the BaySF and the Bavarian Forest Administration according to the new structure.
The Bavarian Forest Administration itself has no authority quality. The name serves as a collective name for the authorities that are active in the field of forest management.
- The highest forest authority is the Bavarian State Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Forests with the department "Forests and Forestry - Forest Management". This is divided into eight specialist presentations. Head of the forest administration is ministerial director Hubertus Wörner.
- The 47 departments for food, agriculture and forestry (ÄELF) with the forestry division are the lower forest authorities. The areas of responsibility of the offices include between one to three rural districts and urban districts. The official areas are each subdivided into individual forest districts, which as a rule extend over several communities. The forest districts of the Bavarian Forest Administration are managed by a district manager ( forest officer of the 3rd qualification level, formerly advanced technical forest service). Her main focus is on advising and promoting private and municipal forest owners. In addition, they are active in forest protection and forest supervision as well as forest education. In Bavaria there are around 340 forest districts of the forest administration.
Special authorities are:
- the Bavarian Office for Forest Genetics (AWG) in Teisendorf
- The Bavarian State Institute for Forests and Forestry (LWF) in Freising ,
- the Bavarian Forestry School (WBS) in Goldberg near Kelheim and
- the forestry school Lohr (FS) and the Bavarian technical school for forest management (TSW) in Lohr am Main .
As staff units, the special forestry authorities take on partial tasks of the Bavarian Forest Administration, for example in the area of forest owner advice, forest research and advanced training.
The Bavarian Forest Administration employs around 1,600 people across the country.
- Forest information
- Sovereign tasks according to Art. 29 Forest Act for Bavaria
- Public concern
- Advice and financial support in private and corporate forests
- Corporate forest services
- Management of the special public services of the Bavarian State Forests
- Legal supervision of the Bavarian State Forests
- Forest education
- Forestry specialist planning
- Natura 2000 in the forest
- Strengthening the forest associations
- Forestry report on the situation of forest regeneration
- Phytosanitary import controls, export controls and monitoring of registered companies (packaging wood)
- Wood usage and cluster wood
- Vocational education
- Protection forest management
- Carl Schmöller, Jacques Andreas Volland: Bavaria's forests. 250 years of the Bavarian State Forestry Administration , Augsburg 2002, ISBN 3-927233-80-3
- Hans Bleymüller, Egon Gundermann, Roland Beck: 250 years of the Bavarian State Forest Administration - retrospectives, insights, outlooks - ; Book 51, Volume I; Munich 2002;
- Bavarian Office for Forest Genetics: http://www.awg.bayern.de/
- Bavarian Forestry School: http://www.waldbauernschule.de/
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