International Symposium on forest road engineering

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. 
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.

Program includes:
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
11:20-11:40 Coffee break  
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
13:30-14:30 Lunch  
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