Forest and society
With their effects on the habitats of humans, animals and plants, forests constitute an essential basis for Austria’s environmental, economic and social development. Their sustainable management, tending and protection are hugely important if we want to safeguard their multiple economic, protective, beneficial, and recreational effects.
What does society expect from Austria’s forests?
Preserving traditional values and implementing innovative ideas do not contradict each other; in fact they can work harmoniously, with the best solutions to the diverse challenges faced by forest owners face being those that combine the two.
Austria’s forest economy – basis of forest + culture
Humans have always been closely intertwined with forests. Forests reflect the societies we live in.
Forest + Culture: Intangible cultural heritage
Some topics taken from the plethora of cultural-heritage potential in and around forests were added to the list of Austrian intangible cultural heritage.