Estonian Private Forest Centre (PFC, in Estonian Sihtasutus Erametsakeskus) is government foundation whose objectives are raising competence of private forest owners and promoting environmentally friendly and effective private forestry. It is sector-specific consulting and development centre. With the help of Private Forest Centre, Estonian private forests will be well managed.
Main tasks of Estonian Private Forest Centre are:
- Administrating national and EU subsidies for private forest owners
- Developing private forestry support system
- Other development activities related to private forestry
Our mission is to develop private forestry support system and ensure its’ functioning in cooperation with its’ other parties, to ensure sustainable management of Estonian private forests.
Our long-term objective by the year 2020: Estonian private forestry support system is driven by private initiative and is functioning. It’s based on the forest owners associations and is professional, credible and sustainable. Its services are available all over Estonia in even quality and are used by private forest owners.
Main values of Private Forest Centre are:
- Reliability. PFC is professional organization whose staff are highly competent and motivated, to achieve the best results.
- Customer orientation. In its activities PFC is orientated by the interests of its customers and engages them in different stages of service providing.
- Cooperation. PFC staff knows, that strength lies in unity and therefore values helping each other and cooperation with different institutions.
Introduction booklet of PFC and its activities can be found here.
The administrative bodies are the Supervisory Board and Management Board. The Supervisory Board is formed for four years and following persons have been appointed to the PFC Supervisory Board by the Ministry of the Environment:
Andres Onemar – The Environmental Board, head of the Supervisory Board
Marku Lamp– Ministry of the Environment (Forest Department)
Riina Virkus – Ministry of Finance (Financial Department)
Helve Hunt – Ministry of Rural Affairs (Department of Rural Development)
Everyday work in Private Forest Centre is managed by Management Board, which is formed for five years. Member of the PFC Management Board, appointed by the PFC Supervisory Board, is Mr Jaanus Aun. Telephone 372 683 6056, 372 516 2282, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Structure of Estonian Private Forest Centre consists of four units:
- Subsidies unit
- Control unit
- Administrative unit
- Development unit
All contacts can be found here.