Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)

The Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), based in Solsona (Lleida), was founded in 1996 as a consortium composed of the Consell Comarcal del Solsonès, University of Lleida, Administration of Lleida, Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, Centre of Integrated Rural Development of Catalonia and Catalan Government. As a result of its continuous growth, today, the institution employs over one hundred professionals including scientists, technicians, fellows and administrative personnel that work in collaboration with different administrations, institutions and companies in their day-to-day. Its mission is to contribute to the modernisation and competitiveness of the forest sector, to rural development and to the sustainable management of natural habitats, through research, training and transfer of knowledge and technology to society and with the aim of becoming a reference centre at national and international level by the prestige and excellence of its activity in the forest sector and its contribution to rural development. Its activities are organized in six programmes: Silviculture and forest management; Forest production: timber and bioenergy; Ecosystems functioning and biodiversity; Forest policy and socioeconomics; Wildfires and other disturbances; Non-wood forest products.


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