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Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape, BFW for short.

Owner of the BFW
Republic of Austria

Head of BFW
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Mayer
Tel. national: 01/878 38 – 0
Tel. international: +43 1 878 38 – 0
Fax national: 01/878 38 – 1250
Fax international: +43 1/878 38 – 1250
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The tasks of the BFW are defined in more detail in the BFW Outsourcing Act (part of the Agricultural Law Amendment Act) and the Forest Act (BGBl 83/2004). 


  • conducts research in the fields of forests, natural hazards and landscape
  • is concerned with surveys, experiment, testing and monitoring
  • provides advisory services in connection herewith and
  • provides extension services and further training
  • supports the Federal Forest Office through making available the necessary resources

The BFW is the author and the person entitled to use the information provided and the owner of all other related property rights. Reproduction of texts and data, including (digital) storage and use on optical and electronic data carriers, is only permitted with the prior written consent of BFW. The use of the texts and data including feeding them into online services, databases or homepages by unauthorised third parties as well as the alteration or falsification of information is prohibited. However, downloading and printing for personal, non-commercial use is permitted.

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Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests,
Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW)

This tool is co-financed by the European Union via Interreg-CE and Interreg Danube Transnational Programme.




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