group photo of FOREXT network members in Carlow, Ireland in 2022

FOREXT Annual meeting 2022 in Carlow, Ireland

The FOREXT network held its annual meeting in Carlow, Ireland on 18-19 October 2022. During the meeting, plans were made for future activities, including possible project plans. The participants were also able to visit the Teagasc Forestry research and demo plots.

Our warm thanks to Teagasc for hosting the meeting.

The next meeting will take place in Prague 10-11 May 2023.

The participants got to visit Intergrate Network‘s Oakpark 2 marteloscope and got an introduction to the I+Trainer! Photo: Minna Korhonen
A tree top walk in the rain and thunder in Avondale. Photo: Benjamin Chapelet

Don’t miss the IUFRO Extension & Knowledge Exchange 2022 Conference

IUFRO – Extension & Knowledge Exchange 2022 Conference: Knowledge Exchange for the Modern Era: Empowering People / Providing Solutions; online; 26 April, 3 May, and 10 May 2022, 13:00-15:30 EDT USA.

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Extension plays a key role in empowering individuals and communities to take action. This conference celebrates the successes of what we do every day in our Extension lives. The conference offers opportunities to learn from each other and build strong partnerships from local to international.

2022 Annual meeting

The FOREXT Annual meeting will take place at Honne Hotel and Conference Center in Norway on 26-27 April 2022. Network members and observers are also invited to join the final conference of an international project on E-learning and the best practises in forestry sector.

The timetable is:

25 April International E-learning seminar on the best practises in forestry sector (more info attached, incl. practical info on arrivals)

26 April  the seminar continues until lunch

26 April FOREXT Annual meeting starts after lunch (preliminary agenda attached)

27 April FOREXT Annual meeting continues

Invitations have been sent to the network members, if you have any questions, please contact minna.korhonen @


January 2022 FOREXT Friday: digital and innovative services available for forest owners

For the January 2022 FOREXT Friday, we welcomed Venla Wallius (junior researcher) and Arnaldo Marques (trainee) from EFI to present an overview of digital and innovative services available for forest owners. They are mapping services, initiatives and projects worldwide, creating a database with the main findings inside Forestry 4.0 concepts. The work is a part of the NOMADI project (Green growth for the bioeconomy of North Karelia through digital transformation of forest services), more information:

This was the last FOREXT Fridays for now, thank you to all our presenters and participants!

6th Annual meeting in brief

The FOREXT Network gathered, once again virtually, in the 6h Annual meeting on 9 November 2021. On the agenda were items such as work plan 2022, widening the network and more. The participants agreed that despite the restrictions brought on by the pandemic, the network has been successful in coming up with new activities, such as the FOREXT Friday webinars. We all very much hope to be able to meet in person in Norway in March 2022!

Our warmest thanks to Paul Catanzaro from University of Massachusetts for taking the time and sharing his insights of The Keystone Project, which selects and educates forest owners and community leaders who have a significant impact on their communities. The program offers these important, Keystone people information about forest ecology, sustainable forest management, wildlife habitat enhancement, and land protection through a combination of lectures, field trips, discussions and take home resources.