Legislation on assistance to improve the protection and sustainable management of forest ecosystems provides for aid to reinforce forest ecosystems by horse or cable logging.
Applicants must submit their application to the district authority with competent jurisdiction, which will notify them of the decision of the Nature and Forest Agency (Administration de la nature et des forêts).
Anyone wishing to receive aid to reinforce the forest ecosystem through timber hauling or cable logging must submit their application to the head of the district concerned.
The forest land in question must be in a designated green zone. Areas where pesticides are used or where ground work has been done which degrades the soil structure (e.g. tilling and stump removal) are ineligible.
The minimum amount of wood is 50m3, unless the logging is carried out as part of a subsidised initial clearance programme.
The applicant must submit the application to the head of the district before work commences.
When submitting an application, the applicant must state the following on the form:
If the applicant owns a farm, they must also specify:
The application must be accompanied by the following:
The head of the district will inform the applicant of the Nature and Forest Agency's decision, and the measures to be taken to receive a subsidy.
The amount of aid is set at:
These amounts are increased by 25 % for work carried out by a group of owners on forest land totalling at least 1ha, situated in the same forest.
Applicants wishing to obtain the subsidy for horse logging must:
Applicants wishing to obtain the subsidy for cable logging must:
Any aid paid out must be repaid to the State Treasury when:
If a false declaration is found to have been made through gross negligence or through failure to adhere to the principles of good forestry practices, the beneficiary is precluded from receiving aid for the year in question.
If they make a deliberate misrepresentation, they are excluded for the following year as well.
Demande d'aide pour le renforcement de l'écosystème forestier par le débardage à l'aide du cheval ou le débardage à l'aide du téléphérage
Förderantrag zwecks Subventionierung von Forstarbeiten – Holzrücken mit Pferd, Holzrücken mit Seilkran