Forest Development Map

The Forest Development Map is a planning tool that is anchored in the Forest Act. The web tool shows the public interest in various forest areas in Austria.

The Forest Development Map shows the four different functions of the forest according to the Forestry Act.
The utility function ensures the production of the renewable raw material timber.
The protective function shows the public interest in the forest providing protection against natural hazards.
The welfare function ensures the positive qualities that forests provide such as good air or clean drinking water.
The recreational function refers to the public interest of society in recreation and spending free time in the forest.
The forest development plan is thus an important basis for forest policy and also forest law decisions and secures the public interest in the forest.

Note: The protective function is shown in red. The map is for information purposes only, the content may differ due to different timeliness with the publications according to the Forest Act.

published at 07.06.2021, Wildbach- und Lawinenverbauung und Schutzwaldpolitik (Abteilung III/4)