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Ort/Gmunden, 27 June - 3 July 1994

organized by

The Government of the Republic of Austria


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Austrian Coordinators: H. Redl

D. Hanak-Hammerl

Austrian Organizer: W. Jirikowski

FAO Coordinator and Organizer: R. Heinrich

Address of the Training Centre

Forstliche Ausbildungsstätte

A-4815 Ort/Gmunden,

Austria Telephone +43 (0)7612 44190 Fax +43(0)7612 579834



Sunday 26 June 1994

Arrival at Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Wien - Schwechat), or Railway Station, Vienna.
Transfer by bus from Vienna Airport or Railway Station to the Forestry Training Centre Ort in Ort/Gmunden, Oberösterreich. Registration and information. Accommodation in the guest rooms of the Castle of Ort

Monday 27 June 1994

08.00 - 08.30 Breakfast

09.00 - 09.45 General information on the Seminar in the Auditorium of the Forestry Training Centre (R. Heinrich; W. Jirikowski)

10.00 - 12.00 Official opening of the Seminar at the Auditorium

Welcoming speech and introduction to the Seminar by Dr. Hermann Redl, Head of International Division, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Welcoming speeches by:

Mr. D. Hanak-Hammerl, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna - Dr. 0. Sedlak, Representative of the Provincial Government of Upper Austria - Dr. R. Heinrich, FAO

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch hosted by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry at the Reception Hall of the Forestry Training Centre

14.00 - 19.00 Excursion to Bäckerberg, St. Konrad: Integrated multiple use forest management, agriculture and tourism (wood utilisation, small-scale processing, Christmas tree and honey production, fish ponds, sheep raising, hydro-electric power stations, wildlife resources, ski tourism and summer holiday resorts) General introduction on agriculture and forestry development in the Alpine foothills in Upper Austria
(F. Dressier, 0. Sedlak, D. Hanak- Hammerl, W. Jirikowski, A. Schober, M. Eder, T. Baschny)
Forest residues (chips) from the forests: M. Eder
Forest residues (chips) from sawmilling: W. Drack
Restoration of old style village houses, market place and church (guided tour) in Viechtwang

19.30 Dinner at Restaurant Seehaus Almsee (T. Baschny)

Tuesday 28 June 1994

08.00 - 08.30 Breakfast

08.30 - 08.50 Cooperation between FAO and Austria (H. Redl)

08.50 - 09.30 FAO initiatives to promote environmentally sound and sustainable forest practices for private forest enterprises (R. Heinrich)

09.30 - 09.50 Forest economics and management in Austria (D. Hanak-Hammerl)

09.50 - 10.10 Technical and financial support for private forest enterprises with special emphasis on small-scale forests in Austria (G. Walter)

10.10 - 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 - 10.50 Execution of federal and provincial government forest support programmes, promoting forest operations in private forest enterprises (0. Sedlak)

10.50 - 11.10 IUFRO, its forestry activities, with special reference to countries in transition (H. Schmutzenhofer)

11.10 - 11.40 World Bank Support to Forest Development in Eastern Europe (L. Carbonnier)

11.40 - 12.00 Country statements

12.15 - 13.45 Lunch

14.00 - 18.00 Excursion Gmunden-Kirchdorf
Forestry and infrastructure development, formation of associations for rural and forest road network development, financing and execution of the forest road development programme in Upper Austria, demonstration of road projects, road standards, classification, water drainage facilities, environmental protection engineering structures (0. Sedlak, D. Hanak-Hammerl, R.Heinrich)

19.30 Dinner at restaurant in St. Konrad

Wednesday 29 June 1994

08.00 - 08.30 Breakfast

08.30 - 08.50 Organisation, objectives and programmes of the Executive Board of Chambers of Agriculture and Forestry supporting private forest enterprise development in Austria (T. Stemberger)

08.50 - 09.10 Association of Private Forest Owners, forest utilisation and social functions of private forests, conflicts and compensation (S. Schenker)

09.10 - 09.30 Extension, financial, technical and administrative support programmes, forest operations, management systems for small-scale private farm forests (P. Kar)

09.30 - 09.50 Forest land use planning and private forest development (W. Kudjeika, F. Singer)

09.50 - 10.15 Country statements

10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 - 12.00 Country statements

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch

13.30 - 18.00 Excursion to Vöcklabruck and Fornach
Cooperation arrangements of farm forest enterprises, forest management practices, wood-grading and marketing, economics of small-scale forest operations (P. Kar, F. Ecker, F. Mayr, D. Hanak-Hammerl, R. Heinrich, C. Chaloupka, T. Baschny)

18.00 - 20. 00 Picnic in the forest

Thursday 30 June 1994

08.00 - 08.30 Breakfast

08.30 - 08.50 Forest engineering and technology in private forest enterprises (A. Trzesniowski)

08.50 - 09.10 Review of forest management methods and measures to enhance the application of appropriate forest management practices (W. Sagl)

09.10 - 09.30 Example of a forest management system in a medium scale forest enterprise (W. Jirikowski)

09.30 - 09.50 Forest education, extension and training for forest owners in Austria (K. Pirker)

09.50 - 10.15 Country statements

10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 - 12.00 Country statements

12.15 - 13.45 Lunch

14.00 - 19.00 Excursion to Scharnstein, Herlewald.
Visit of medium scale forest enterprise A. Mittermayer (F.Wolf). Forest regeneration, information on cost calculations of forest operations, demonstration of forest operations (felling by chainsaws, wood extraction by cable system, plastic chute, horses, agricultural tractor and wood processing by small-scale sawmill)
(E. Hüthmaier, W. Jirikowski, R. Heinrich, C. Chaloupka)

19.30 Dinner

Friday 1 July 1994

08.00 - 08.30 Breakfast

08.30 - 11.30 Excursion to Lenzing, visit of large scale sawmill, wood yard with computerised grading facility, modern sawntimber production including higher value products as well as wood chip production and utilisation (P. Dolecal, D. Hanak-Hammerl, R. Heinrich, T. Baschny, C. Chaloupka)

11.30 - 12.30 Lunch

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 - 17.00 Preparation of conclusions and recommendations

18.30 Dinner

Saturday 2 July 1994

08.30 - 12. 00 Excursion to Salzburg, visit of large scale private forest enterprise Mayr-Melnhof Salzburg, forest inventory, mapping, planning and execution of forest operations, forest management plans, forest road network planning and construction, forest utilisation (G. Jäger) Forest management of City forests with primary functions of recreation; The case of the city forest of Salzburg (H. Schwarz, D. Hanak-Harnmerl, R. Heinrich, T. Baschny, C. Chaloupka)

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 16.00 Sightseeing in the city of Salzburg

16.30 Return from Salzburg to Ort

19.00 Farewell speeches by : Dr. Hermann Redl, Head of International Division, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Mr. Dieter Hanak-Hammerl, Forestry Department, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Rudolf Heinrich, Forestry Department, FAO, Rome

19.30 Farewell party at the Forestry Training Centre Ort

Sunday 3 July 1994

07.00 - 08. 00 Breakfast

08. 00 - 09. 00 Visit of Gmunden, church service at the Seeschloss

09.00 Transfer by bus from the Forestry Training Centre Ort to Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Wien - Schwechat) or Railway Station Vienna

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