The department of Forestry, Biotechnical Faculty organized in April 2011 the traditional 27th Forestry Study Days. The Study Days focused on following topics: Optimization of forest communication in close to nature forest management; Forest operation in protected areas (both topics eight papers); The development of close to nature forest operation technologies (five papers); The efficient salvage of storm damaged forest in current organization of forestry in Slovenia (seven papers). In four sections twenty papers were presented (authors came from Biotechnical Faculty, Forest Service, Forestry institute, Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation an Forestry Faculty of Zagreb). The conference proceedings with extended summaries of all presentations was published. The event participants (220) came in great number from all main forestry stakeholder institutions. The invited speaker was Professor Tibor Pentek from Zagreb Forestry Faculty. The main conclusion of Study days were: Introduction of combination of classical and modern technologies of forest operation, participation of main stakeholders in technological modernization, the development of incentive for permanent innovation processes and proposal of methodology for spatial delineation of forests with protection functions based on explicit, objective GIS supported methods.
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In cooperation with the Slovenian Forest Service (SFS) and the Slovenian Forestry Institute (SFI), we organized a workshop entitled Silvicultural systems and coexistence of silver fir and beech. The goal of the workshop was education, exchange of opinions and exchange of results from field work and field research with focus on the future structure and development of silver fir-beech forests in the Dinaric Mountains. The timing of the workshop coincided with final phase of preparation regional management plans where new advanced management strategies will be delivered. Twelve contributions were presented, which were published in workshop proceedings. The first part of the workshop was held in presentation room. It was followed by presentation of objects in the field and discussion. Workshop was attended by 60 participants from the SFS, SFI and the Department of Forestry at the Biotechnical Faculty.
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For decades there are numerous debates about management of wild ungulates in Slovenia in the frame of problems connected with their effects on forest, especially because of browsing and bark peeling. Discrepancies and problems are greatest in Dinaric fir-beech forests where many experts demand reduction of ungulate densities in order to ensure forest regeneration. However, ungulates are important for hunting, both from economic and motivational viewpoint. Moreover, in recent years we are becoming increasingly aware of their importance for large carnivore conservation and several other key roles they have in ecosystem. Views on wild ungulate issue differ among experts and practitioners which results in non-optimal management of forest ecosystem. In order to promote exchange of different views and ensure more integrated dealing with this issue, we organized two-day meeting with moderated workshop for experts from Slovenia Forest Service (departments for planning of forest management, silviculture and wildlife management) and wildlife and forestry researchers. On first day 16 invited lectures presented basic knowledge on the issue and on second day moderated workshop took place during which all key concerns were defined and conclusions that were acceptable for all interest groups were elaborated. The meeting was well accepted by the attendees. As a result we prepared and published key points and main conclusions in order to inform also broader range of experts.
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