As state forest enterprise, HessenForst is committed to development cooperation. Our commitment dates back to the 1950s, when Hessian foresters implemented first projects.
We offer our consulting services in the full range of forest management and forest operations. Our responsibility for 342,000 hectares of state owned forests and the forests of a multitude of communal and private forest owners gives us a practice-oriented understanding of forestry. Furthermore, we are part of the state forest administration and experienced in forest governance structures, forest legislation and sovereign acts.
In our role as state forest enterprise, we are in charge of vocational training of forest workers and post-university education of public foresters in Hesse. Therefore, we have a strong focus on capacity building in our consulting activities.
In detail, our consulting services include:
- Forest inventory
- Forest management
- Forest operations
- Silviculture and climate change adaptation
- Marketing of timber and non-timber forest products
- Vocational training
- Seed treatment and nursery
- Forest governance
- Management of nature protection areas and national parks
- Contractual nature conservation and compensation
- Wildlife management
- And more…
Our experts working in our forest management units, head office and Hessian ministry of environment, as well as in our service centers seed kiln and nursery, forestry training and capacity building center and North-Western German Forest Research institute share gladly their knowledge world-wide.