Factsheet: National Forest Act (BWaldG)

National Forest Act (BWaldG)

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
National Forest Act (BWaldG)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Gesetz zur Erhaltung des Waldes und zur Förderung der Forstwirtschaft (Bundeswaldgesetz)
Description: 
The National Forest Act (BWaldG) was adopted to improve the economic benefits (utility function) of the forest and to emphasise its importance for the environment, in particular for the continuous capacity of the ecosystem, climate, water resources, air pollution, soil fertility, the landscape, agriculture and infrastructure, and recreation. It promotes a balance between the interests of the general population and the forest owners.
Goal/Aim: 
Improve the sustainable management of forests

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Food and Agriculture; Forestry Authorities of the Federal States

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1975
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2015