Bavarian School for Forest Farmers

Bavarian School for Forest Farmers


Training and education center for private and corporate forests and all people interested in the forest
The WBS supports forestry associations in creating their structures and fulfilling their tasks
The WBS is the responsible authority, cross-company training facility and examination location for the apprenticeable profession forester
The WBS is an event location for institutions and federations. Falconers and hunters take their examination there
The WBS is certified for DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 as well as OHSAS 18001
All working processes and the content of the education is continuously being improved

An institution like the Bayerische Waldbauernschule is an essential asset to establish an innovative and learning culture in the area of forest owners and association. Furthermore it contributes to more safe and efficient forest operations for the whole area.

The environmental impact of all measures and the security standards suggested in the trainings are constantly being improved and environmentally friendly measures are conveyed to the attendees

Region of origin
Type of wood
Origin of wood
Mobilization Potential
At least a long term potential of estimated 1 m3/ha and ownership-taking part in school trainings. Area effected whole Bavaria.
Kind of wood concerned
Sustainability Potential
Impact on environment & biodiversity

Positive on biodiversity and forest resilience enhancement as these aspects are also part of the trainings and courses

Ease of implementation
Economic impact
more efficient working processes and active learning
Job effect
Better qualified forest owners through professional trainings and courses.
Income effect
Courses cheaper for forest owners, between about 200-400 €/course
Specific knowledge needed
Profund and long-term expertise needed to establish a professional training and course program.
Key prerequisites

The close collaboration between school and regional forestry administration is needed

Education and training
Digital solution
Country of origin
Region of origin
Scale of application
Start and end year
2002 -
References and Resources
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