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March 2023 FOREXT Friday recording now available.

March 2023 FOREXT Friday recording now available.

Our March 2023 FOREXT Friday focused on My pages (Mina sidor), which is a a website with free e-services that the Swedish Forest Agency offer forest owners. The target user group are private forest owners with 1-10 properties who don’t have access to their own geodata systems. The site aims to in a simple and efficient way, inspire and empower forest owners to make informed decisions about their forest property. The service provides maps, possibility to report or apply for permission of clear felling and a compilation of information from different government agencies.

Watch the recording of the presentation by Lisa Wik Persson as well as the discussion afterwards.

Meet the members: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

As our next meeting will be hosted by the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences,
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, let’s have a brief look at what they do. They provide a comprehensive forestry education system to encourage and support rational forest management and sustainable utilization of its huge natural resources. In addition, with their research activities they have become a respected international research centre. More on their website: https://www.fld.czu.cz/en

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.

Conference homepage   
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 @ efi.int

 

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: https://efi.int/projects/nomadi-nopeaa-kasvua-maakunnan-biotalouteen-digitaalisuudesta.

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