For many people "forest and women" is still an unfamiliar combination - for both men and women. Waldverband Steiermark GmbH, Forestry Training Center Pichl, Hunters and the association "Forstfrauen" show with their common project "Forest in the hands of women" that forest management is not only a male dominated business.
Maria Patek was proclaimed Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism on June 3 2019 - and she is a Forstfrau!
As part of the Austrian Forestry Conference on May 23 in Seckau, the Josef Ressel Forestry Prize was awarded amongst others to a Forstfrau of the first hour, Elisabeth Johann!
Traditionally, in the spring, specifically on May 10, 2019, the Forstfrauen excursion took place in conjunction with the annual general assembly. This year the journey took us to the Semmering, one of the biggest construction sites in Austria: the Semmering Base Tunnel. Why is interesting for us?