31 May - 3 June 2016 St. Petersburg Forestry Research Institute with the support of Federal Forestry Agency had become a traditional V International scientific-practical conference "Innovations and technologies in forestry» (ITF-2016).

April 14, 2016 at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation All-Russian Conference "Highlights of the Russian Federation of Forestry in 2015 and tasks for 2016" was held. The meeting presented the final reports of the heads of government departments and agencies in the field of natural resources, the environment, industry and trade, agro-food policy and nature management.

Dear colleagues!

On March 21 the whole world celebrates the International Day of Forests. The initiator of its celebration was the European Confederation of Agriculture, and the UN General Assembly confirmed the official status of this day. In our country All-Russian Day of knowledge about the forest  is held to this day from 2013.

January 5, 2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the doctor of agricultural sciences, professor, honored forester of the Russian Federation, chief scientific researcher of the Federal State Institution "Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Forestry" Eugene S. Artsybashev.

At the next plenary session of the Federal Forestry Agency, Director I.A. Vasilev presented the results of Institute’s activities over the past few years.

The main activities of the Federal Budgetary Establishment “Saint-Petersburg Forestry Research Institute” are:

- The development of new chemical compounds for fighting forest fires;

At a meeting with the head of the Federal Forestry Agency of I.V. Valentik employees of the Saint-Petersburg Forestry Research Institute presented for discussion their draft concept, developed at the institute for the intensification of use and regeneration of forests.

The representational delegation of the World Bank in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN) organized and conducted a seminar to assess the carbon balance in the projects and programs implemented in the sector of land exploitation, forestry and agriculture ( AFOLU), which was attended by the deputy director A. Konstantinov of the scientific division of Federal Budgetary Establishment “Saint-Petersburg Forestry Research Institute” A.

A solemn ceremony was held on 28 April, 2015 at the Smolny Palace in St. Petersburg to bestow the title of European Forestry Capital 2015 to the city of St. Petersburg. Deputy Director for international and educational activities Koroleva Tatiana Stanislavna represented the Federal Budgetary Establishment “Saint-Petersburg Forestry Research Institute” at the event.

The massive unauthorized burning of dry grass and vegetation in fields, undertaken in the spring for the purposes of clearing is the main cause of the spring forest fires and other wilderness blazes. Every year agricultural field fires spread to the settlements and commercial facilities, causing harm to the health of our country’s inhabitants as well as the Russian economy as a whole.

The Russia-wide conference “Main Highlights in Forestry Management for the Year 2014 and Tasks for 2015, held on April 7 2015 was attended by the director of the Federal Budgetary Establishment “Saint-Petersburg Forestry Research Institute”  I.A.Vasilev, along with deputy directors A.Y.Vorobev and A.A.Stepchenko.