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Forest Act: harvesting regulations (Austria)


The Forest Act (1975), amended in 2002, is the most important legal source concerning forests. With the amendment of 2002, the Forest Act now includes a general commitment concerning sustainable use of the forests in the sense of Resolution H1 of the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe, consolidating the intentions of the sustainable forest management (Austrian Forest Programme 2007, Quadt et al. 2013). The Forest Act regulates the collection of non-wood forest products (see section on Public access and harvesting rights).

Related to

Forstgesetz 1975 (Forest Act 1975, Austria)

Year 1987
Policy area Forestry
Affected activity Harvesting/Production
Affected actors
Products Mushrooms/truffles, Bark/cork, Berries, Nuts, Fruits, Other NWFP
Subject NWFP
Promoter/initiator Public
Zone Central Europe
Countries Austria
Regions (NUTS 2) Styria
Focus on NWFP Direct
Document category
Instrument type Regulatory
Legal status Binding
Geographical scope National
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