Forest Service, Federal State Government of Upper Austria

According to the federal system in Austria, the federal state is responsible for framework legislation in the field of forestry, while the implementation of forest law rests with the regions. One of the main tasks in the public interest is the maintenance of forest functions – that is, the capacity of forests to ensure the continuous provision of non-economic services such as protection against natural hazards, the provision of amenities and recreation. Tasks related to forest spatial planning and forest functions are defined by the Forest Law. The General Directorate for Forestry of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management is responsible for coordination at the federal level. However, the delineation of forest areas providing specific non-economic services of interest for the public falls under the responsibility of the regional forest services.

Walter Wolf, Head of the Upper Austrian Forest Service
Tel.: (43-732) 772014660
Address: Bahnhofstrasse 1, Linz, A4021 Austria