Factsheet: Forest act

Forest act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Forest Act (OG 140/05, 82/06, 129/08, 80/10, 124/10, 25/12)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Zakon o šumama (NN 140/05, 82/06, 129/08, 80/10, 124/10, 25/12)
Description: 
Regulates the overall forest management, cuttings, forest monitoring, financing, usage rights for planting perennial plantations on forest land without tree cover, forest infrastructure issues etc. Only marked trees can be cut, the markation is done by the licenced personnel. In general, clear cutting is prohibited as is branch cutting, collecting and removing moss, humus, peat etc. All activities at forest land need to be done in accordance to forest management plans.
Goal/Aim: 
regulate the overall forest management

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2005
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2012