Factsheet: Forest groups

Forest groups

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Forest groups - Act of 6 May 1999 to promote the development of forest groups
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
6 MAI 1999. - Loi visant à promouvoir la création de sociétés civiles de groupements forestiers.
Description: 
Since July 1999, the system of Forest Groups has reinforced the legal arsenal available in the Walloon Region in order to optimize forest management by grouping forest owners. The Act of May 6, 1999 was to halt the process of "fragmentation" - the extreme fragmentation observed in the Walloon forest - and allow for a more coordinated management of the forest. Forest groups can enjoy specific fiscal incentives.
Goal/Aim: 
- Stimulate sustainable forest management. - Regulate forest protection and forest management.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Portail environnement de Wallonie

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1999