Forest Consulting and Education, Franc Ferlin

Forest policy, management and Natura 2000 consulting

Based on past consultants' experience, the firm is providing the following services:


  1. Development of sustainable forest policies and strategies, forest development programmes and forest management planes in participatory way, assuring resilience of forests against climate change and their multiple functions and/or ecosystem services;

  2. Development of sustainable forest legislation and regulations, including their approximation with EU acquis, in particular EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and NATURA 2000 Directives;

  3. Development of studies on functioning of forestry sector systems, feasibility of organisational reform models, forest management economics and financing of ecosystem services;

  4. Organisational development and human capacity building of public and private forestry institutions, including forestry business consulting;  

  5. Development of sustainable forest concession or public-private-partnership (PPP) systems;

  6. Development of national criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation including their monitoring systems;

  7. Development of national forest certification standards, consulting in introduction of them and auditing of forest management against the standards (PEFC);

  8. Consulting and auditing related to EUTR and appurtenant due diligence requirements;

  9. Promotion and introduction of digital tracing of wood origin;

  10. Sustainable forestry knowledge transfer and education of forest and nature conservation professionals and forest owners;

  11. Development of multi-purpose and close-to-nature forest management / sylviculture techniques, including techniques for biodiversity and Natura 2000 conservation management, climate change mitigation and forest biomass utilisation;

  12. Integration of biodiversity objectives and measures into forest management plans, development of Natura 2000 management plans, natural resource management plans and assessment of costs of the planned measures. 

Created by Franc Ferlin s.p., Forest Consulting and Education, Slovenia.

Upgraded in April, 2015. Lastly updated in June, 2019. All rights reserved.

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