Today Ravil Kuzyurov, Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan, visited the Forestry and Ecology Faculty of Kazan State Agrarian University, where he met with future university entrants - pupils of school forest districts of Tatarstan. Jaudat Faizrakhmanov, Rector of University, Lyudmila Pukhacheva, Dean of the Forestry and Ecology Faculty and Professor Haris Musin took part in the event.
As part of the welcoming speech, Ravil Kuzyurov underlined the importance of conservation and multiplication of forests, not only in the ecological sense, but also noted the significant impact of the forest sector in the economy of the region and the country.
"At present the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic is developing a program to support young professionals who have decided to link their lives with the forest sector. We will try hard to get help from the government, young specialists should go to work with us," Minister Ravil Kuzyurov noted.
At the end of the meeting Ravil Kuzyurov, Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan, together with Jaudat Faizrakhmanov, Rector of the University awarded the winners of the essay contest. It was held among the pupils of the 10th form of school forest districts of Tatarstan. The children presented their thoughts on the topic "My native land is a forest cradle" and "Forests of my small motherland". The main goal of the contest is popularization of forestry professions.
The Contest Committee reviewed the works of 17 pupils. The contest was held in two nominations – in the Russian and Tatar languages. The pupils from Sabinskiy Forest District and Laishevskiy Forestry Establishment became the winners. The best pupils received awards from the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan.
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Today Ravil Kuzyurov, Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan, participated at the regular meeting of the Research and Development Board in the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Tatarstan. They discussed the priority project of improving the Volga River. Aleksandr Shadrikov, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Tatarstan, and Fedor Batkov, Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on biological resources also took part in the meeting. Members of the board discussed the issues of preservation and prevention of pollution of the Volga River in the territory of the republic, including regulation of diffuse flow. "We need to create protective forest plantations on the area of 7,000 hectares, which will help to strengthen the shoreline, said Ravil Kuzyurov, and we have every opportunity to do this".
In connection with the expiration of the term of the Forestry Plan of the Republic of Tatarstan and the need to plan the activities of the forest sector of the Republic for a 10-year period, on April 18, 2018, a state contract was concluded between the Ministry and Federal State Budgetary Institution “Roslesinforg”. Today the discussion of the document took place, where employees of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan, developers of Roslesinforg, as well as representatives of other departments took part.
The Forest Plan is the main document of forest planning in the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan. The purpose of today's meeting was to discuss the new composition of the forest plan and the operational interaction between all involved agencies and organizations in its development.
On the territory of Zainskiy municipal district, command-and-staff trainings were conducted in conjunction with the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Tatarstan to deploy forces and facilities to extinguish forest fires and eliminate emergency situations. Practical measures of checking the response of permanent readiness were inspected.
In the meantime, the employees of State Budgetary Institution "Zainskiy Forestry Enterprise" started creating mineralized strips. They are made along the forest to create a barrier against the movement of fire.
A joint training was also conducted to localize and eliminate forest fires on the territory of Buinskiy and Almetyevskiy forest districts.
Today, in the Forest Selection and Seed Center of the Republic of Tatarstan, at the invitation of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan, employees of the Volga State University from Yoshkar-Ola conducted a master class on "forest surgery" - work on seedlings pruning and combining.
In Tatarstan in recent years much work has been done to revive the work on the genetics of forest cultures. This master class was held as part of the beginning of the silvicultural season.
"The process of trees planting is very complicated. Lecturers of the Volga State University have worked all their lives in this direction; they know all ins and outs of this work. We invited them specially to share their knowledge", said Timur Galiev, Head of the Reforestation and Afforestation Department of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Saplings of the improved coniferous seedlings in the amount of 500 pieces are planned to be planted on special plantations in Arsk, Saby and Kaibitsy. Many years of practice and research have shown that grafted plantations are much more valuable than planting materials grown from seeds.
Such method of trees plantation has existed for a long time in the world, in Tatarstan there are even forest-seed plantations created in such way. The Ministry of Forestry of Tatarstan is actively working in this direction.
"Currently, the Forest Seed Center needs seeds with improved properties, at present the existing plantations allow collection of 25-40 kg of seeds. But we are ready to increase this amount, additional plantations are being created for these purposes", said Emir Bedertdinov, First Deputy Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Also today, the Forest Selection and Seed Center, located in Leskhoz village of Sabinskiy district of Tatarstan, was visited by representatives of the Federal Forestry Agency, who got acquainted with the work of the center. Annually 12 million seedlings with a closed root system are grown here. Representatives of the federal department highly appreciated the work of Tatarstan foresters.
Today, representatives of the Federal Forestry Agency visited the Forest Selection and Seed Center, located in Leskhoz village of Sabinskiy district of Tatarstan. The trip was of a fact-finding character.
Representatives of the federal department highly appreciated the work of Tatarstan foresters. The Forest Selection and Seed Center is considered the best in Russia. Annually 12 million seedlings with a closed root system are grown here.
The Forest Selection and Seed Center of the Republic of Tatarstan is an innovative complex including modern technologies for the production of planting material with a closed root system and forest seeds with improved qualities. This complex is the largest in Europe automated forest selection and seed center, equipped with modern equipment of BSS AB company (Sweden).
Specialists of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan took part in a sectorial seminar dedicated to the issues of "LesEGAIS”, additional systems of wood recording and technologies in the legal field.
Representatives of federal and regional authorities in the field of forestry relations, law enforcement agencies and other departments described the main principles of work in the system, the most common mistakes made by forest users, sellers and wood transporters, planned innovations and changes in the federal law 415-FZ and LesEGAIS.
In accordance with the explanations of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, one of the innovations is that all sawn timber of 16.10.10 type can be either planed or not planed, both edged and non-edged, both dried and naturally moist. Primary sawmill production is mostly, a semi-finished product, from which consumer products are subsequently produced, with the exception of sleepers and railway bars.
For the first time in four years the republic began to revive the work on the genetics of forest cultures. Today, on April 18, at the Forest Selection and Seed Center of Tatarstan, in the framework of preparation for silvicultural season, a master class is held on the introduction of the current technology - inoculation of seedlings, which allows to improve highly the genetic properties of trees. "Forest surgeons" carry out an "operation" on pines, spruce and oaks. Employees of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan take part in the master class.
The process of trees inoculation is very complicated and difficult. This activity can even be compared with surgical actions against trees. However, many years of practice and research have shown that grafted plantations are much more valuable than planting materials grown from seeds.
Ravil Kuzyurov, Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan, began his report in the Cabinet of Ministers of RT with statistics. Since the beginning of this year, more than 660 forest fires have occurred on the territory of the Russian Federation, on the area of 252 thousand hectares.
As of April 16, the greatest number of forest fires was registered in the Amur Region - 161 pcs, for more than 177 thousand hectares. There, due to forest fires, the emergency regime was introduced. Primorski Territory - 148 pcs, on the area of more than 30 thousand hectares, the Trans-Baikal Territory - 200 pcs, more than 9 thousand hectares.
The Minister said that in Tatarstan a fire season began on April 15. Also Ravil Kuzyurov noted that the foresters are completely ready for this period. Forest fire brigades consist of 343 people, 310 units of equipment. On the territory of the republic there are 23 fire-chemical stations, 18 of FCS-II type and 5 of FCS-III type. 150 mobile fire extinguishing groups were formed.
The Minister noted that in 90% of the cases, people are responsible for forest fires. The fire occurs due to non-compliance with the elementary rules of fire safety. Most fires occur in connection with the beginning of the summer season and in the May holidays.
Ravil Kuzyurov spoke about preventive measures aimed at preventing forest fires and reminded of the fines.
Violation of fire safety rules in forests entails a warning or imposing an administrative fine on citizens in the amount from 1 thousand 500 rubles up to 3 thousand rubles; on officials - from 10 thousand to 20 thousand rubles; on legal entities - from 50 thousand to 200 thousand rubles.
Violation of fire safety rules in forests in conditions of a special fire regime entails the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of 4 to 5 thousand rubles; on officials - from 20 to 40 thousand rubles; on legal entities - from 300 to 500 thousand rubles.
Pupils of the secondary educational school No. 3 and children of the preschool institution "Vasilek" submitted the birdhouses made by themselves to the employees of Zainskiy forest district. Foresters hung the houses for birds in parks and squares of the city. Thus, the "Bird Day" was celebrated in Zainsk. It should be noted that the apartments for birds are attached to the trees using a special wire to prevent damage. Previously, a solemn ceremony and a small concert took place. The solemn speech was delivered by Ilnar Khafizov, Head of the Executive Committee of Zainskiy Municipal District and Head and Forest Manager of State Public Institution “Zainskiy Forest District”.