Vitebsk State Forestry Production Association included in the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Belarus and is a territorial forest management body. The main task of unification - the implementation of a package of measures aimed at ensuring the reproduction, protection of forests and sustainable forest management.
The association, the rights of legal entities, includes 19 forestry institutions (forestry enterprises), which are subdivided into 147 forest districts, 482 shops and 1,597 rounds sites. The area of forests administered by the union - 87.5% of the forest area.
The association operates 6.4 thousand. Man. The number of employees of the State Forest Guard of 2390 people.
The SFE has various activities: silviculture, forestry and industrial production, side forest use.
The forest fund is administered by the Vitebsk GPLHO and is 1622.7 thous. Ha, including forested land is 1299.6 thous. Ha. Of the total forest area of 48% is covered by forests of 1st group.
Total timber stock in the forests of association - 272.6 million cubic meters, including coniferous 142.3 thousand cubic meters.. m.
The average stock on 1 ha of forested land is 195 cubic meters. m, ripe and overripe stands -. 240 cubic meters
The average increase per 1 hectare of forested land - 3.8 cu. m