Forestry Day | Regional trip to Vidzeme
Having the best intentions and objectives to learn about the sustainable management of the forest Mother Nature was treating us exceptionally well during our forestry tour to Vidzeme yesterday! By all means, the respect for the forest and the interest to invest in it were well seeded into the minds of all participants - a dedicated group of SCCL members and friends which was led by the best forestry guide Jānis Krūmiņš, Country Manager of Ingka Investments. Thank you also to forestry guru Lars Georg Hedlund, Södra Latvija for valuable insights during the tour!
The main takeaways: “There are many practical steps that a community or business can take to protect the health and longevity of a forest while still profiting from the production and sale of timber and other forest products.
To care for and manage a forest in a sustainable way it is necessary to use responsible management practices”.
Thank you to Egons Garklavs -founder, designer, and engineer of Dores - the local log and frame house producer, for letting us visit the production sites and hear the story of the company; Anna Kotrikadze for very warmly hosting us at Skangalu Muiza, Latvia – the Salvation Army’s countryside manor & given presentation! Compliments to the chef for the lunch!
Grateful to our long term partners & supporters: AJ Produkti, Paulig Group/ Paulig Latvija