Foresters

Have you ever hear about primeval Białowieski Forest? Have you ever seen the biggest European animal- bison? Do you know, that this forest has been protected since XV century? Present richness and beauty of natural heritage of Poland is effect of hard work and knowledge Polish foresters.

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We invite foresters to Poland and learn or share skills and experience of forester work. Cooperation is necessary to maintain nature in good condition; nature doesn’t know borders.

 

Proposed seminar programme*:

 

Warsaw ( 2 days):

First day: Seminar with foresters and specialists from State Forest National Forest Holding. Presentations, meeting with foresters, forest economy, international cooperation, newest technologies, PR, NGOS, projects management.

Second day: Forest National University. Meeting with proffesors and doctors. Newest knowledgle from forest trade and researches. Methodology of education. Visiting laboratories, educational rooms. Meeting with Dean representative.

 

Celestynów Education Centre ( 1 day):

Forest inspectorate Celestynów is located in Wisła’s postglacial stream Halley. Thanks to dunes with conifer forests and small marshes between them, the layout of the landscape is fairly diversified. Climate is characterized by continental features. Soil is poor, dominated by podsolic soil, with small amounts of brown soil.

Education centre is created for children and teenagers to provide proper knowledge about nature, forest and biocenosis. Foresters do their best to pass their knowledge about forests on to everyone who is interested. They tutor young people during field trips, or when the weather is not so good, in educational hall and in schools, they organize bicycle rallies and photo exhibits. Every year the number of people participating increases. In 2004 forest inspectorate Celestynów cooperated with 24 schools.

Seminar for adults: meeting with forest educators, school, presentation: children and teenagers cooperation, visiting the centre, forest excursion, seminar and discussion.

 

Kampinoski National Forest (1 day)

 Kampinoski National Park is located at the biggest river junction in Poland - here valleys of Vistula, Bug, Narew, Wkra and Bzura meet together. There are no lakes, the biggest river of the Park is the Łasica, a tributary to the Bzura, which acts as a water canal.

Park’s flora is rich with around 1245 species of plants, of which 69 are protected. Park’s landscape is a mix of sand dunes and swamp lands with pine trees growing on sand and meadows on swamps.

Meeting with Park representative. Park excursion. Seminar about protection of flora & fauna, forest economy on protected areas. Influence and synantropization connected with localization close to big city- Warsaw. Anthropopressure. Tourism on protected areas.

 

Forest inspectorate (1 day)

Meeting with forester. Forest economy and technology. Employee management, finances, development and funds. Qualified tourism, hunting. Visiting forest inspectorate and forest units. Seminar, presentation and discussion.

 

Biebrzański National Park (2 days)

The Biebrza River Valley is the largest and the best preserved area of low bogs and forest raised bogs in the temperate biogeographical zone. The most valuable feature of the Biebrza Marshes is its perfectly formed and well preserved diagonal and longitudinal ecological zonation. It is based on the toposequence of plant communities from the river banks to the edges of the Valley. This toposequence is primarily shaped by water conditions.The ecological characteristics of the Biebrza Marshes as well as their vastness, contributed to the survival of the fauna, typical of natural swamp and water ecosystems, which is nearly extinct elsewhere. The Biebrza Marshes provide a good living environment for elk (North American - moose), beaver, wolf, crane, black grouse, double snipe, dunlin, jack snipe, whooper, swan, widgeon, and many other species. The marshes are also an important resting place for birds that migrate from Northern and Central Europe to Africa and Asia.

 

First day: Meeting with Park representative. Park excursion. Economy on Natura 200 areas, bird protection areas, water areas. Ecotourism product. Botanical and zoological researches.

Second day:  Kayak excursion with guide.

 

Białowieski National Park (2 days)

The National Park is situated in the north-east part of Poland, in podlaskie voivodeship. The Park covers the central part of Białowieża Forest. Białowieża National Park protects the best preserved fragment of Białowieża Forest – last natural forest at the European Lowland Area, having the primaeval character, identical with the one which covered the area of deciduous and coniferous forests years ago. The characteristic feature of the park is its biological diversity. The Park comprises, inter alia, 809 vascular plants species, over 3 thousand cryptogams and fungi species, almost 200 moss species and 283 lichen species. There have been more than 8 thousand invertebrates species, approximately 120 species of breeding birds and 52 mammal species. Old, primaeval forest stands in Białowieża National Park are characterized by large amounts of  deadwood at the various stage of disintegration, and by the presence of typical natural forest species. Among the birds to be fund in the park one can identify e.g.: Eurasian pygmy-owl, three-toed and white-backed woodpecker; the beetles – black fir sawyer, Osmoderma eremita, Pytho kolwensis; and the butterflies  – Aglia Tau, moorland clouded yellow. 

European bison – the biggest European land mammal – is the symbol of the Park. Białowieża Forest became last mainstay for the lowland European bison. The process of its reinstatement, bringing it back to nature started right there. At present, Białowieża Forest comprises the largest free-living population of European bison in the world. There are approximately 450 European bison living in the Polish part of Białowieża Forest.

Białowieża National Park is the only Polish natural property designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The Park is the most important – central zone of Białowieża Forest Biosphere Reserve.

 

First day:  VIsiting the Park with forester. Most valuable areas, Tilio- carpinetum forest, reserve. European Bison show Reserve, Hwoźna District, Strictly Protected Area.

Second day:Nature and Forest Museum, Bison refugee.  Ecotourism farms. Seminar with Park representative.

* on request

 

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We invite individuals and groups for trainings:

  • Forest trade
  • Wood technology
  • Harvester and forwarder courses
  • European forestry
  • Forest education

and many others!

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For groups and individuals we can prepare tailor made offer for any training from IT field.

Accommodation: Home stay/ Hotel/ Dormitory

Transfer: We can organize on request

 

 

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