Andrej verlic e mo_nfur_ws_uc_jan 2014

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Andrej verlic e mo_nfur_ws_uc_jan 2014

  1. 1. A brief insight into the governance of urban forests in Slovenia Examples of Ljubljana and Celje Andrej Verlič - Slovenian Forestry Institute / TISA d.o.o.; EMoNFUr Technical Coordinator for Slovenia Rok Havliček – Slovenia Forest Service, Regional Unit Ljubljana; Member of EMoNFUr User Committee MSc. Robert Hostnik – Slovenia Fores Service, Head of Local unit Celje; Member of EMoNFUr User Committee
  2. 2.  SOME INFORMATION ABOUT LJUBLJANA AND CELJE  MAIN CONFLICTS IN URBAN FOREST  RECENT ACTIVITIES IN URBAN FORESTRY IN LJUBLJANA & CELJE  IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE Author of the slide: A. Verlič WE ARE PRESENTING…
  3. 3. Author of the slide: A. Verlič 5,5 km2 THE CITY OF LJUBLJANA - 41 % FOREST COVER AREA: 275 KM2 POPULATION: 280.140 EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL FINALIST ljubljanskobarje.si
  4. 4. Ownership % OWNERSHIP IN THE CITY OF LJUBLJANA Author of the slide: A. Verlič 2% 1% 7% private MOL other 90% state PUBLIC PRIVATE BORDER • Min property 0,01 ha, max 26,78 ha • Avg private property in western part is just 0,36 ha • 91 % of private owners in western part owns less than 1 ha of forest BOJAN ERHARTIČ 2011 ZRC SAZU
  5. 5. Author of the slide: A. Verlič FORESTS OF SPECIAL PURPOSE (FSP) WITHIN THE CITY OF LJUBLJANA (JUNE 2010) NATURA 2000 PROTECTED AREAS IN THE CITY OF LJUBLJANA
  6. 6. Legislation - Author of the slide: A. Verlič Constitution of RS Environmental Protection Act Act on Forests Nature Conservation Act Spatial Planning Act Spatial Management Act Construction Act Public Utilities Act Rules on the forest management and silviculture The City of Ljubljana Spatial Plan Ordinance declaring Tivoli, Rožnik and Šiška hill for natural site of special interest - Ordinance declaring Forests of Special Purpose in the City of Ljubljana (2010!) - Decree on maintenance of municipal Roads and Public Green Spaces Decree on the prohibition of driving the vehicles in the natural environment Policy - Resolution on National Forest Programme National Environment Protection Action Programme The City of Ljubljana Environmental Protection Program to 2013
  7. 7. URBANISM Author of the slide: A. Verlič LEGISLATION RECREATION ‚stakeholders‘ PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS PRIVATE OWNERS
  8. 8. Author of the slide: A. Verlič Celje „Mestni gozd“ Municipality of Ljubljana PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS Conflicts in Urban  forest in Ljubljana INSPIRATION AWARNES  RAISING BFUL, EFUF, LITERATURE Slovenian Forestry  Institute YOUNG RESEARCHER ACTIVITIES FUNDING CO‐OPERATION RESEARCH MONITORING
  9. 9. Author of the slide: A. Verlič Ordinance declaring Forests of Special Purpose in the City of Ljubljana (2010) • Legal basis in the forest act • Strongly emphasized health – hygiene role and the role of protecting natural and cultural heritage • In october 2003 the City of ljubljana blocked the decree from going into force due to the lack of the budget for subsidies • Forest management regime (legal basis are SFS forest management plans) • Dedicated forest manager • Who provides funds for costs deriving from adopted management and costs for the infrastructure • A forester in the city hall
  10. 10. Author of the slide: R. Havliček
  11. 11. Author of the slide: R. Havliček Revision of the Ordinance declaring FSP in Ljubljana (2013 / 2014) 1. Distance from urban areas to the forest patch (EMoNFUr) 2. Forest structure 3. Preserved natural state of forest 4. Visiting 5. Conservation of lowland forest patches
  12. 12. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forests of Celje Strategy plan 1996 - 2016 Protection by law. (done in 1997, updated in 2007) Improvement of ownership structure. (ongoing from 1997) Adapted forest management. (ongoing from 1997) Infrastructure development. (ongoing from 2000) Stabile financial source. (yearly provided by Municipality budget from 1997) Public relations. (regularly)
  13. 13. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forest of Celje Improvement of ownership structure New public urban forests in the area of Anski vrh were obtained by gradual acquisition of privately-owned forests. The share of urban forests owned by the municipality: 23% (1997) → 57% (2013).
  14. 14. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forest of Celje Infrastructure development. New multi-puropse infrastructure and equipment for recreation and forest management. 14 kilometres of newly constructed roads and paths (2000 – 2007). 
  15. 15. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forest of Celje Types of multi – purpose forest infrastructure. Adapted Forest Road paved width: 2,5 - 3 m multiple use Skidding Trail unpaved width: up to 2,5 m multiple use Walking Path (un)paved width up to 1,2 m
  16. 16. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forest of Celje Infrastructure equipment.
  17. 17. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forest of Celje Adapted forest management.
  18. 18. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forest of Celje Education (1). Regular excursions and with young people of local schools (based on forest pedagogics approach).
  19. 19. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forest of Celje Education (2). Guided forest walks with citizens and tourists.
  20. 20. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forest of Celje Education (3). Events for professional public (excursions, conferences, workshops, lectures).
  21. 21. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forest of Celje Public relations Public events, regular presence in local and national media, advertising, visual identity.
  22. 22. Author of the slide: R. Hostnik Urban forest of Celje Pilot projects Situation ‐ Increased recreation and turism demands for urban forests ‐ High possibility of conflicts with owners and diffrent users Design ‐ Two pilote areas in the City of Celje ‐ Potential walking paths and cycling forest tracks (with the total  length of 13.6 km) ‐ Detailed interviews with private owners with emphasis on  economic expectations: 1. Socio‐economic characteristics of forest owners 2. General perception of forest values 3. Relationship to its own forest and visitors 4. Willingness to accept the PES scheme (amount of  compensation that would satisfy the owner for allowing  for a recreational infrastructure in their forest)
  23. 23. Thank you for your attention!

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