Forestry Development Trends in the European Union and Problems of Lithuanian Forestry Management

Vladislavas Domarkas, Algirdas Varapnickas


With reference to strategic documents of the European Union (EU) on forestry development and based on the analysis of experience of some EU states, also results of recent researches conducted in Lithuania and mate-rials from expert discussions, this article analyses the forestry development trends in the EU and discusses pos-sible variants for optimization of the Lithuanian forestry management system. The impact of Forestry Strategy for the European Union and the EU Forest Action Plan adopted by the Council of the European Union on the development of further forerstry development of EU member states is discussed and it is emphasized that within the EU until now there is no uniform forestry management model and therefore national models are de-veloped according to the local conditions, existing traditions and general trends of EU forestry development. It is shown that Lithuania is still in the search for ways to optimize its forestry management by looking for solu-tions to the dilemma of public-private forests ratio and to expediency of structural reforms of existing forestry districts.


forestry; forestry district; control optimization

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