Facts and Stats
1,205 ha project area
Feasibility study carried out in 2021
Status: Preparation for certification under way
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
How this projects supports the SDG’s
Sustainable Cities and Communities
This municipal forestry organisation works hard to secure the protective, welfare, recreational and habitat functions of their forests, in recognition of their key role in protecting the city and its environmental wellbeing.
Responsible Consumption and Production
The forest organisation’s running costs are covered by operating income; for seasonal utilisation equipment and personnel, external contracts are also taken on from smaller forest owners.
Latest measurements show that the forests managed by Stadt Dornbirn result in a creditable sink capacity of ~70 000 tonnes of CO2 over 30 years. Additionally, the foresters here are adapting by planting new tree species which are more resilient to the changing conditions.
Life on Land
By keeping most of the surface area of the municipality of Dornbirn covered in trees, this ensures the health of the forests for many generations to come, while protecting the city from urban sprawl.