2023 December 11 FOREXT met in Lugo, Spain

FOREXT met in Lugo, Spain

FOREXT met in Lugo, Spain

The autumn meeting of FOREXT in 2023 took us to Lugo, Spain, where the members were hosted by one of our newer members, University of Santiago de Compostela, Silvopastoral Systems research group. The three-day gathering focused on upcoming targets we want to reach and developing the network’s internal and external communications further.

One of the main decision-making items on the agenda was the election of new chair for the network. Dr Radek Rinn, who is the Vice–dean for Strategy, Development and International Relations at the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague has been elected as the new network.

FOREXT in Friol, photo from USSE, https://x.com/USSE_Forest/status/1722597792089034984?s=20

The final meeting day was dedicated to a field trip, which took the participants to a communal forest in Friol (Lugo), where they grow pine trees and breeding animal to avoid forest fires and also to get extra income. There was also a visit to Bosques Naturales, which combines growing high quality timber and animal breeding.