CONFEDERACIÓN DE FORESTALISTAS DEL PAÍS VASCO
The Confederación de Forestalistas del País Vasco unites the forestry association of the three historical territories of the Basque Autonomous Region, and currently has nearly 5,200 members, thus representing roughly half of the private forest area in Euskadi. Its objectives include the following: to represent its members, forest owners, in regional, state and European forums, to lead the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) in Euskadi, to provide tools to face the challenges of forest owners, to promote the use of wood as a fine, renewable material, to disseminate the values of forestry activities to the Basque population, and to promote the genetic improvement of Basque forest stands. It publishes an informative journal entitled Euskadi forestal-Euskadi Basogintza. The Confederation offers on-going training services and participates in European forestry projects and R&D+i. Lastly, it offers its members civil liability insurance for their owned forests.