INSPIRE Knowledge Base

State forest service

LMO Description
State forest service
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The SFS is a state administration civil institution with the Ministry of Agriculture, which is responsible for pursuing a unified forest policy in all the Latvia`s forests, controlling observance of the provisions of statutory acts, and implementing support programmes, in the long term aimed at ensuring sustainable forest management.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Control in all the Latvia’s forests of the observance of laws and regulations on forest management and utilisation, evaluate the legal effectiveness of forest management and utilisation laws, put forward proposals to the Ministry of Agriculture to increase the effectiveness of statutory acts, follow up the situation with forest health and carry out forest monitoring, control the quality of forest inventory data, keep the State Register of Forests incl. forest digital maps.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    central government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Coordination of map production vie GIS. Data exchange between state organizations and privat sector.
    Primary Business: