Transformation of Pine Forests to a Close-to-Nature Forest Management in Ukraine and with special Consideration of Resilience to Fire and Climate Extremes such as Drought
Fire Research and Management Component: A Cooperative Effort by the Regional Eastern Europe Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC) and the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
The project „Transformation of pine forests to a close-to nature forest management in Ukraine and with special consideration of resilience to fire and climate extremes such as drought” is a joint research and development project by the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE) (Eberswalde, Germany), the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) (Freiburg, Germany), the Ukrainian National Forestry University (UNFU) (Lviv, Ukraine) and the Regional Eastern Europe Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC) (Kyiv, Ukraine). The project is coordinated by HNEE and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture and (1 May 2020 to 30 April 2022).
The project is covering two main thematic fields (with various thematic elements):
Transformation of pine forests to a close-to nature forest management in Ukraine: the State Forestry Enterprise Lviv and the Training Forestry Enterprise Stradch – a model for close-to-nature and multifunctional forest management adapted to climate change
Ukrainian Forests and Climate Change: close-to-nature forest management and fire management solutions for increasing the resilience of pine forests in Ukraine to drought and wildfire
The first thematic field is developed by Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, the Ukrainian National Forestry University and the Forest Enterprises Lviv and Stradch.
The second thematic field is conducted under the leadership of the Global Fire Monitoring Centre, together with Regional Eastern Europe Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC) based the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP), Kyiv, Ukraine. Fire research and management components:
Wildfire risk reduction of pine forest by enrichment with broadleaved species
Wildfire hazard reduction of pine forest by applying nature-based integration of prescribed burning
Strategic planning and treatment of fuel breaks between forests, agricultural lands and settlements
25-28 October 2021 Field excursion of Research Cooperation Project “Transformation of Forests to Close-to-Nature Forest Management in Ukraine: Nature-based silvicultural and fire management methods for increasing the resilience of pine stands to drought and wildfire” (RESILPINE) with fire management components (see GFMC Calendar 21 April 2021). Field visits of the Ukrainian partners from Regional Eastern Europe Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC), Institute of Forestry and Landscape-Park Management, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NULESU) at the former GFMC experimental areas in Nature Reserve Heidehof-Golmberg, wilderness area fire management in Jüterbog (Stiftung Naturlandschaften Brandenburg) and Forest District Baruth / Stülpe; Jüterbog, Treuenbrietzen, Teltow-Fläming County, Germany.