The Strategic Plan for Wood (PEMA in Spanish) and Basque Bio-Economic Strategy create our operating framework for forestry development.

This involves supporting and mentoring the Basque Country’s forestry and wood processing sector across different work areas (competitiveness, training, sustainability, dissemination and socialisation), through smart, sustainable and inclusive sectoral growth.

Forestry bioeconomy

HAZI, in collaboration with the Basque Bio-Economic Alliance, promotes a model that is increasingly common across Europe and has undoubted potential for the economic diversification of the Basque Country: the forestry bioeconomy, based on forest resources and generating innovative products.

Forestry certification

Certification to ensure that forest management practices, in terms of both wooded space and the industry, meet a series of sustainability standards. In this way, it contributes to increasing the certified Basque forest surface area, guaranteeing the correct management of natural resources through the management of a large public forest area and passing regular internal and external audits.

Knowledge

HAZI develops the Basque Country Forest Map each year, a tool that provides a map of the layout of the different wooded areas and allows their geographic size to be quantified according to government area, hydrographic basin, types of property or spaces included in the Natura 2000 Network. This map allows us to make annual comparisons between surface areas, identify timber stocks and have tree dimension and health data, among other inventory variables.

Forestry bioeconomy

HAZI, in collaboration with the Basque Bio-Economic Alliance, promotes a model that is increasingly common across Europe and has undoubted potential for the economic diversification of the Basque Country: the forestry bioeconomy, based on forest resources and generating innovative products.

Knowledge

HAZI develops the Basque Country Forest Map each year, a tool that provides a map of the layout of the different wooded areas and allows their geographic size to be quantified according to government area, hydrographic basin, types of property or spaces included in the Natura 2000 Network. This map allows us to make annual comparisons between surface areas, identify timber stocks and have tree dimension and health data, among other inventory variables.

Forestry certification

Certification to ensure that forest management practices, in terms of both wooded space and the industry, meet a series of sustainability standards. In this way, it contributes to increasing the certified Basque forest surface area, guaranteeing the correct management of natural resources through the management of a large public forest area and passing regular internal and external audits.