Topic Forest and timber
Approximately one third of Switzerland is covered in forest. The forest provides essential services and resources for people, plants and animals. It fulfils not only the function of production but also those of protection and leisure. As a result, the demands made on the Swiss forest are many and varied.
The FOEN is committed to the sustainable maintenance and use of the forest and to the provision of protection against avalanches, rockfall, mudflow and landslides. The needs both of society and of nature are to be brought into harmony.
FOEN supports the consistent but sustainable utilisation of wood from domestic forests and the resource-efficient use of the raw material wood. The ecologically and economically sound use of wood is a matter of priority.