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Pro Silva Austria
Annual Meeting 2011 (16th-18th June 2011 in Ossiach, Austria)

Wednesday, 15th June 2011

Arrival, registration, informal meeting of participants
19:00 Welcome drink and barbeque at Forest Training Centre Ossiach

Thursday, 16th June 2011

07:30 Registration Forest Trainig Centre Ossiach
08:00 Morning session
  • Welcome notes
  • Introduction and general information
  • Short presentation Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW), particularly the Forest Training Centre Ossiach (Dir. DI Hans Zöscher)
09:00 Departure to Hebalm (Styria)
10:30 Excursion to the forest enterprise of the Souveräner Malteser Ritterorden (DI Clemens Spörk, Univ.Prof.i.R. Dr. Josef Spörk)
Hebalm (1050m - 1520 m)
  • Introduction to forest enterprise
  • Transformationprocess of even-aged forests to irregular forests adapted to climate change
Lunch in the forest

Sommereben (390 - 1280m)
Economic aspects of Pro Silva forest management

18:00 Evening in a West-Styrian "Buschenschank" in Gundersdorf
21:00 Departure to Ossiach

Friday, 17th June 2011

07:30 Departure to Poitschach
08:00 Excursion to the forest Enterprise "Gut Poitschach" near Feldkirchen (DI Dr. Eckart Senitza)
  • Introduction to a mixed sector¿s and multiple purpose¿s enterprise
  • Sucession of former agricultural land to multi-layered seminatural forests
  • Integrative approach of biodiversity protection in forest management
  • Inventory system and use of a forest growth simulator
  • Consequences of transformation of the silvicultural system on forest management
Lunch in the forest

13:00 Departure to Ossiach
14:30 Delegates Meeting (separate agenda)
19:00 Conference Dinner

Saturday, 18th June 2011

07:30 Departure to St. Salvator
08:30 Excursion to the expemplary family forest enterprises Wachernig and
Rinner near St. Salvator (Helmut Wachernig, Dietmar and Thomas
  • Introduction to the mixed agriculture-foresty farm of the Wachernig Family
  • Walk through the forest of the mixed agriculture-forestry farm of the Rinner Family, introduction
  • Silvicultural treatment in cable crane-terrain, Forest road system, examples of continous cover forestry
  • Presentation of the LEADER project "Sustainable forest management in the region of Mittel-Kärnten"
Lunch at the farm of the Rinner family

13:00 Departure to Klagenfurt
For those, who want to travel home already on Saturday evening the bus will stop at 14:30 Klagenfurt airport (departure to Vienna at 15:30 and Munich at 17:00 and additional fligths later on) and as the need arises at the Klagenfurt or Villach railway station.

17:00 ca. Ossiach
Free time, informal joint dinner in Ossiach

Sunday, 19th June 2011

Transfer to the Klagenfort airport and the railway station of Villach if required

More Information

Programme folder
Practical information for registration and meeting venue
Registration form
List of accommodations
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