Factsheet: Forest Act

Forest Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Act No. 289/1995 Coll. on Forests and Amendments to some Acts (the Forest Act)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
289/1995 Sb. ZÁKON ze dne 3. listopadu 1995 o lesích a o změně a doplnění některých zákonů (lesní zákon)
Description: 
The purpose of this Act is to determine conditions for the preservation, tending and regeneration of forests as national riches forming an irreplaceable part of the environment, to enable the fulfillment of all their functions and to support sustainable forestry. This Act is composed of the following Sections: Introductory provisions (Sec. 1); Forest preservation (Sec. 2); General use of forests (Sec. 3); Assumptions of sustainable forest management (Sec. 4); Forest management (Sec. 5); Licenses (Sec. 6); Support of forest management (Sec. 7); Management of state forests (Sec. 8); Sanctions (Sec. 9); Common and transitional provisions (Sec. 10).
Goal/Aim: 
Stimulate sustainable forest management

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture - Ministerstvo zemědělství

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1995
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2008