Training “High Nature Value Forests and Forest Certification - good practices and challenges” for foresters from Osogovo region

In the framework of the project Sustainable future for the people and nature in Osogovo and the project objective "Support sustainable forest management in Osogovo" BBF conducted a training for foresters from the Forest Unit (FU) Nevestino, Hunting Unit (HU) Osogovo and FU Kyustendil. Some employees from other FU/HU expecting certification under the umbrella of the Southwest State Enterprise also joined the training. The event took place on 10th April 2017 in the conference hall of Park-Hotel Kyustendil and was attended by 30 people in total.
Mrs. Dobromira Dimova - Forest Certification and High Nature Value Forests (HNVF) expert presented the topics “High Nature Value Forests of FU Nevestino, HU Osogovo and FU Kyustendil. Assessment, management and monitoring” and “New standards of forest certification according to the FSC system”.
Mr. Alexander Dounchev – a WWF Bulgaria forest expert demonstrated how to use public GIS data in order to control the activities in the Bulgarian forests and presented examples for systematic problems while managing certified forests.
BBF received feedback from the participants that all the information was presented in an interesting way and provided with useful and applicable knowledge.