Dear colleagues!

We wish you a kind and successful New Year. 

Let this year bring joy and inspiration!

Let everything you want come true! 

We wish happiness, health, progress and family well-being to you and your relatives!

The head of the FBE “SPbFRI”  Vasilyev Igor Anatolyevich participated in the meeting of the Working group on steady forestry of the Russian-Finnish Intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation which took place on December 18, 2014 in the FAO " Russian Institute of Continuous Education in Forestry" (Pushkino, Moscow region).

On December 14-19 in Joensuu (Finland) the program of the European Forest Institute "School of young leaders for the Russian forest sector" took place. The purpose of the meeting was to increase the experts’ general actual knowledge of forestry. The program was developed for listeners aged from 25 till 35 years having an experience of practical work in the field of forestry and leadership skills.

On November 18 the 72nd session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry started in Kazan. The meeting was organized together with the Federal Forestry Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan. 

For the second year running the FBE "SPbFRI" together with the Committee of Natural Resources has been carrying out children's ecological expeditions in a base point in the village Kurba of the Podporozhsky region of the Leningrad region.

The expeditions program consisting of sports, creative and also research activities held by experts of the FBE "SPbFRI" serves to increase the children’s knowledge level of botany, forestry, silvics and even ethnology. Following the results of expedition scientific conference is held where participants can present the results of their researches.

The VII International forum "Forest and People" commenced with official support of the Russian Federation Government in the Central Exhibition Complex "Expocentre" in Moscow on October 20 where the staff members of the FBE "SPbFRI" participated. Within the frames of the forum there was the 15th international exhibition "LESDREVMASh — 2014" where the SPbFRI presented the development in the field of forest protection from the fires by means of video monitoring system and pilotless air vehicles of helicopter type. Institute design development in the field of regeneration was also presented. 

On October 1 within the frames of the official part of reception on the occasion of the VII Petersburg international innovative forum opening the awards ceremony of winners of the Best Innovative Projects Competition in the sphere of science and higher education in St. Petersburg in 2014 took place.

The XVI Petersburg International Forest Industry Forum "Russian Forest Week" took place in St. Petersburg during the period from September 30 to October 1, 2014.

The forum was supported by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Federal Forestry Agency, the RAO Bumprom, the World Wide Fund for Nature of Russia. 

The head of the FBE "SPbFRI" I.A. Vasilyev took part in the work of jury in the XI International junior forest competition which took place in St. Petersburg on September 8-12. The FBE "SPbFRI" rendered assistance in arranging organizational and technical actions of this international children's forest forum.

Dear colleagues and readers!

On the site of the FBE “SPbFRI” in the section devoted to the "Works of the St. Petersburg Forestry Research Institute" journal you can study the short electronic version of the latest issue. 

The cover story of the issue is devoted to the theoretical understanding of the current innovative process in the crucial forest sector sphere– forest renewal.