OUR FORESTS ARE VERSATILE
Humans benefit from forests in numerous ways:
Due to the high demand for wood around the world, forests safeguard a large number of green jobs through harvesting either timber or other forest-based products, thereby making a key contribution to the economy. Further, forests protect us against natural hazards, provide us with an energy supply, aid in mitigating the effects of climate change, and offer animals and plants a habitat and humans a place for recreation.
Until the end of 2015 all stakeholders will work to prepare the Austrian Forest Strategy 2020 in the framework of the Austrian Forest Dialogue.
The Forest Report 2015 is an inventory of the Austrian forests. Most trends are positive and highlight the sustainable, multifunctional practice of forest Management.