US Forest Service International Programs together with Ukrainian partners NGO Agency for sustainable development of Carpathian region FORZA and WWF Ukraine are organizing the International Symposium on forest road engeneering.
Name: BEST PRACTICES IN FOREST ROAD ENGINEERING: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE ROADS AND MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Aim: to present experience and approaches of US Forest Service to road engineering with minimum environmental impact, to present and discuss issues and experience of road construction in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Date: August 31, 2015, 9:00-17:00.
Place: Conference room 1, Taurus hotel, Kn. Svyatoslava str.5, Lviv, 79016.
Speakers: Mr. Gordon Rex Keller, Geotechnical Engineer and Ms. Erica Borum, Civil Engineer from US Forest Service, representatives of Ukraine, Belarus and Balcan countires
Participants: designers and engineers invovlved to forest road construction state forest enterprises and regional state forest administrations and educational institutions from Ukraine, Belarus, Balcan countries - 50+ persons
Financial support: USAID and US Forest Service International Programs
Conference hall 1 of Hotel Taurus, 79016, Ukraine, Lviv, 5, Kn. Svyatoslava Sq.
Monday, August 31, 2015
|Time||Topic of presentation/discussion||Speaker/Moderator|
|8:30-9:00||Registration of participants||All participants|
|Overview of forest roads issue in USA|
|9:00-9:10||Welcome from the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine (SFRAU)||Mr. Oleksandr Kovalchuk, Head of SFRAU
|9:10-9:15||Welcome from the Lviv Forest and Hunting Administration (LFHA)||Mr. Anatolii Deineka, Head of LFHA, professor, Doctor of Economics|
|9:15-9:20||Welcome from the United States Forest Service (USFS)||Ms. Shelia Slemp, manager USFS|
|9:20-9:30||Introduction of participants and program||Moderator|
|9:30-9:40||Forestry in the USA||Mr. Shelia Slemp|
|Forest Roads Engineering Best Practices
Questions and answers to the 1st block. Discussion
|Mr. Gordon Keller, expert USFS
Ms. Erika Borum, expert USFS
Moderator, all participants
|Overview of forest roads issue in Ukraine|
|11:40-12:00||Status and strategy of the forest roads network development in Ukraine||Mr. Oleksii Prystaia, Scientific leader of the Branch laboratory of forest roads and wood transportation, member of the SFRAU Board, Honored Builder of Ukraine, PhD in Technical Sciences|
|12:00-12:20||Technical requirements to the mountain forest roads in Ukraine. Their design and construction||Mr. Volodymyr Korzhov, PhD in Technical Sciences, First Deputy director of Ukrainian research institution of Mountain Forestry|
|12:20-12:35||HYDROFOR project: the impact of forest roads and logging trails on the hydrological regime of mountain watersheds||Mr. Yuriy Derbal, sustainable forest management expert of FORZA NGO|
|12:35-12:50||Ecological network and forest roads in mountain region: the issue of biodiversity conservation||Mr. Bohdan Prots, Ukrainian Carpathian Programme Coordinator, WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme|
|12:50-13:10||Experience in forest engineers training in the field of design, construction and maintenance of forest roads in the National Forestry University of Ukraine||Mr. Oleh Styranivskyi, A.P. of the Ukrainian National Forestry University, PhD in Technical Sciences|
|13:10-13:30||Questions and answers to the 2nd block. Discussion||Moderator, all participants|
|Overview of forest roads in other countries|
|14:30-14:50||Belarus||Mr. Andrei Volskis, Head of department of forestry planning of UE «BELGIPROLES»|
|14:50-15:10||Bosnia||Mr. Adnan Proha,|
|15:10-15:30||Macedonia||Mr. Dejan Mandzukovski, Assistant Director of Maintenance and Planning, Makedonski Shumi
Mr. Blaze Georgievski, Head of the Road Maintenance Sector, Makedonski Shumi
|15:30-15:50||Serbia||Prof. Dr. Milorad Danilović, Associate Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade|
|15:50-16:10||Montenegro||Mr. Ranko Kankaras, Head of the Forestry Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Ms. Sanja Dragas, Advisor and Engineer, Forestry Department
|16:10-16:30||Questions and answers to the 3d block. Discussion||Moderator, all participants|
|16:30-16:45||Summary of the Symposium||SAFRU, USFS|
|17:00||Departure of participants|