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.
Teagasc’s Forestry Development Department provides integrated forestry research, advisory and education services which allows for rapid and effective dissemination of research through knowledge transfer and educational initiatives. More on their website: https://www.teagasc.ie/crops/forestry/
In our 2022 Annual meeting, we got a chance to reflect on our past activities and plan new ones. We have a lot of great ideas, so be sure to check back here every now and again!
And yes, we met in person — after a long while! Many thanks to our member Skogkurs, for hosting this meeting in Norway!
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.
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.
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
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!
Marko Lovrić from the European Forest Institute presented insights in to the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030 during the FOREXT-network’s monthly webinar in November.
His presentation is available here and the recording can be found below.
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.
On the September issue of FOREXT Friday Milan Sarvaš, Director of the National Forest Centre – Institute for Forest Consulting and Education Zvolen, talked about support systems for private forest owners (new CAP-Rural development program 2023 -2027).