In order to intensify the collection of seeds of the main forest-forming species, and also to provide seeding with high-quality seed materials, in 2018, from January 15 to December 20, 2018, a competition on harvesting of the seeds of the main forest-forming species will be held.
The state budget institutions of the Republic of Tatarstan – forestry enterprises and the Lubyanskiy Forestry Engineering College, should collect seed materials and seeds of the main forest-forming species, and also submit samples to the branch of the Federal budgetary institution "Russian Center for Forests Protection " - "Forest Protection Center of the Republic of Tatarstan" for testing on the sowing quality of seed lots after their final formation, to obtain certificates of a seed quality class.
A ceremony of rewarding of forestry sector employees was held in the course of the final board of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan.
For the special contribution to the development of forestry in the Republic and for many years of fruitful work, the Medal of the Order "For Services to the Republic of Tatarstan" was awarded to:
Nazirov Almas Aminovich - Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan
For merits in the development of forestry in the Republic and for many years of fruitful work an Honorary title "Honored Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan" was conferred to:
Puryaev Ainur Sultangalievich - Director of the Branch "Eastern European Forest Experimental Station";
Akhmadullin Fanil Faizovich - Head of the Department of Lease Relations;
Ildarkhanov Gabdulbar Gabdullovich - District Forester of Laishevskiy Forestry.
For the sustainable contribution to preservation and increase of forest fund of the Republic Tatarstan a Gratitude of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan was declared to:
Martyanov Nikolai Viktorovich - the District Forester of Privolzhskiy district;
Kudryashov Vladimir Vitalievich - the District Forester of Cheremshanskiy Forestry;
Kurbanov Azat Shaykhutdinovich - the Head of Department of Economy, Placement of State Orders and Administration of Payments.
For many years of conscientious work in forestry, the Honorary Diploma of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation was awarded to:
Gizatullin Akhmat Abdullovich - the Head of the Fire and Chemical Station of Laishevskiy Forestry;
Zaitseva Marina Vyacheslavovna - Head of the Legal Department;
Bulatova Chulpan Garafutdinovna - Head of the Department of Finance, Accounting and Control.
For many years of conscientious work, a great personal contribution to the solution of problems on the rational use, preservation and increase of forest resources of Russia, the Certificate of Honor of the Federal Forestry Agency was presented to:
Kostin Pavel Nikolaevich- Tractor driver of the Lubyanskiy Forest Engineering College;
Garaev Talgat Asgatovich - Master of the forest of Bugulminskiy Forestry;
Samatov Anvar Alfatovich - Master of the forest of Zelenodolskiy Forestry;
Kashapov Raynur Raifovich - District Forester of Mamadyshskiy Forestry;
Nazipov Khamit Gabdulmalikovich - Deputy Director of the Training and Experimental Suburban Forestry.
For many years of work in the forestry system of the Republic of Tatarstan, conscientious performance of official duties, high professionalism, the Honorary Diploma of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan was awarded to:
Ishmuratov Vladimir Leonidovich - Deputy Head-Forester of Agryzskiy Forestry;
Bashkirova Veronika Ivanovna - Director of Bavlinskiy Forestry Enterprise;
Gaifutdinov Raushan Anasovich - Deputy Head of the Forestry Department of the Arskiy Forestry Division.
Today the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan conducted an expanded meeting of the board on the theme: "The results of the work of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan in 2017 and tasks for 2018". Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan - Pesoshin Aleksey Valerievich; Deputy Head of the Department of Forestry in the Privolzhsky Federal District - Kovalev Sergey Nikolayevich; Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan - Nazirov Almas Aminovich; heads and representatives of federal authorities, territorial bodies of executive power; representatives of ministries and departments; employees of the Office of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan participated in the meeting.
Aleksey Pesoshin during his speech noted that in 2017, within the framework of the Year of Ecology, special attention was given to reforestation works on the territory of the republic: totally, new forests were planted on the area of about 4,000 hectares (1,831 hectares were planted in the forest fund, 2,071 hectares on agricultural lands). For these purposes, 16 million pieces of planting material were used.
"Reforestation is one of the most important areas of the Ministry's work. For many years the foresters has the task to improve the quality, species composition and increase the productivity of forests, "- said the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan.
In his introduction, the minister said that in Tatarstan as a whole reforestation works were carried out on the area of 2,815 hectares. Artificial reforestation was 12.5% more than in 2016. Promotion of natural regeneration of the forest was carried out on the area of 950 hectares, the fulfillment of the plan was 100%. More than 10 thousand kg of seeds of the main forest-forming species were harvested, including 10,395 hectares were collected.
The volume of reforestation increased by 27% compared to 2016, which is due to the fact that in the Year of Ecology, the areas under planting and the promotion of natural regeneration of forests were increased.
The minister also noted the positive dynamics of forest fire prevention in the Republic of Tatarstan for 7 years. At the same time, he stressed that over the past 7 years there have been significant climate changes and an increase of natural disasters, which negatively affected the condition of the Tatarstan forests. In the reporting period, foresters carried out forest pathological survey on the area of 70 thousand hectares.
It should be noted that earlier the President of Russia repeatedly noted the importance of forest protection, development of forestry and timber industry. The Head of the State repeatedly noted the importance of preserving and increasing forest areas, protecting it from illegal logging, and developing the scientific potential of the forest industry. Preservation, protection and reproduction of forests are of key importance. Russia is the largest forest power. We can say that this is a key factor in maintaining the ecological balance on the planet. Forest needs to be
saved from illegal logging. It is necessary to eliminate the imbalance between forestry and the timber industry. We are also obliged to achieve the investment attractiveness of the forest complex," he said.
Unauthorized occupation of forest areas remains as urgent issue. In 2017, plans were prepared and 473 forest plots were registered in the State Forest Register. In the republic, 19.9% of forest land is recorded in the cadastral register. Currently, cadastral work on the lands of the forest fund is carried out in the territory of 8 forest areas. At the moment, the ministry has submitted an application to include in the Rosleskhoz Plan for 2018 establishment of borders of 22 forest districts of the republic.
At the end of the final panel, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan A.V. Pesoshin presented A.A.Nazirov with the medal of the Order "For Services to the Republic of Tatarstan". The medal was awarded for the special contribution to the development of forestry in the republic and for many years of fruitful work.
Extended meeting of summarizing collegium with participation of the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan A.V.Pesoshin will be held on January 15, 2018 in the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Legislative novels provided for by Federal Law No. 471-FZ of December 29, 2017 "On Amendments to the Forest Code of the Russian Federation with regard to the improvement of the procedure for forests use with and without provision of forest plots" came into force.
Amendments to the Forest Code introduced an additional way to conclude a lease agreement for the forest site for timber harvesting - a tender, and also the procedure for organizing auctions for the right to conclude lease contracts for forest areas and contracts for the purchase and sale of forest plantations were improved.
At the same time, for the first time in the Forest Code, the declarative principle of organizing and conducting forest auctions (tenders and auctions) was implemented. And in order to ensure conditions for healthy competition, auctions will now be held only in electronic form and on official sites operating in accordance with the Russian Federation legislation on the contract system in the procurement of goods, works and services to ensure state and municipal needs.
An exception when a forest auction is not held in electronic form is the leasing of forest plots to peasant farms for the purpose of using forests for agriculture, leasing forest plots for the use of forests to collect gum and harvesting
non-timber forest resources, concluding a forest plantations sale and purchase contracts to small and medium-sized enterprises, based on contracts for the purchase and sale of forest plantations.
As for forestry tenders, a legal entity, an individual entrepreneur owning the objects of timber processing infrastructure intended for the production of wood products and other products of wood processing, as a property or on other legal grounds, whose types are determined by the Government of the Russian Federation in accordance with the All-Russian Classification of Products by Economic Activities, Commodity Nomenclature of foreign economic activity of the Eurasian Economic Union.
In this case, the applicant must, on the basis of documents, confirm the technical specifications, the parameters of the wood processing facilities and feasibility for the additional demand of wood of a certain species (breed) and assortment composition for loading the existing capacities.
In order to implement the provisions of 471-FZ and implement forestry tenders, it is necessary to develop five regulatory legal acts, two of which will be approved by the Government of the Russian Federation: the procedure for examining the application and the methodology for assessing the additional demand and availability of forest plots on the territory of the Russian Federation territorial unit, criteria for evaluating the bids of tender participants.
The Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia in cooperation with the Federal Forestry Agency has already organized the work on the preparation of the relevant draft normative legal acts.
Another innovation of the federal law under consideration is the adoption at the legislative level of such important principles of forestry policy as the transparency of information on forests. So information about forests is public information, to which access of citizens and legal entities cannot be restricted, unless otherwise provided by current legislation. Information on forests is posted on official websites of state authorities and local self-government bodies that exercise powers in the field of forest use, preservation, protection and reproduction. The composition and content of information on forests shall be established by the authorized federal executive body, that is, the order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia.
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev approved changes to the rules of the fire safety arrangements. The signed decree No. 1717 of December 30, 2017 amended the rules of the fire safety arrangements, which resulted in establishment of mandatory requirements for the owners of land plots located within the boundaries of populated areas, horticultural, gardening and dacha non-profit associations of citizens, for regular cleaning of garbage and grass mowing on land plots. There is also a ban on burning dry herbaceous vegetation, breeding fires, burning brushwood within the boundaries of the right-of-way and in waysides of automobile roads, protected zones of railways, overpasses and product pipelines.
Introduced changes prohibit cultivating the crops within the boundaries of the right-of-way and protected zones of railways, within the boundaries of the right-of-way and waysides of roads.
It is established that the owners of agricultural lands are obliged to take measures to protect agricultural lands from overgrowing weed vegetation, timely haymaking in hayfields.
The order of the maintenance of right-of-way zones and protected zones of the railways is established, providing clearing from crippled wood, felling residues and a bush, other combustible wastes. Measures of fire safety during operation in the field conditions of permanently installed harvesting units, cars during harvesting of agricultural products are determined.
The adopted changes will significantly increase the fire safety of settlements and minimize the probability of fire transition to the forest fund lands.
Starting from today till March 10, 2018 the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan is conducting on-line questioning survey aimed at improvement of the system of free legal assistance. Click the link http://minleshoz.tatarstan.ru/rus/opros-obshchestvennogo-mneniya-anketirovanie-2449257.htm to fill in the questionnaire.
In connection with the entry into force of the Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation No. 451 "On the approval of the list of information included in the report on the use of forests, the form and procedure for reporting on the use of forests, as well as the requirements for the format of the report on use of forests in electronic form " as of August 21, 2017 the Report on use of forests should be submitted by citizens, including individual entrepreneurs, legal entities using forests on a monthly basis, not later than the tenth day of the month, following the reporting period (using forests for timber, as well as when using woods for other purposes, during which forest plantations are cutting). In cases where forests were not cut down, the report should be submitted annually, no later than January 10 of the year following the reporting year.
Citizens carrying out the harvesting of timber for their own needs on the basis of contracts for the purchase and sale of forest plantations must submit a report once upon the results of the end of logging operations, not later than the tenth day of the month following the reporting month.
Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia No. 573 "On the establishment of the procedure for submitting a report on the use of forests and its form, requirements for the format of the report on the use of forests in electronic form" as of December 25, 2014 is recognized as invalid.
Forms of the report are posted on the website of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan. Consultation on filling and submitting forms of reports can be obtained by phone: 8 (843) 221-37-26.
Following the results of a specialized session for the members of school forestry divisions and All-Russian Congress of School Forestry divisions held in the premises of All-Russian Children's Center "Orlyonok" in June – July, 2017, and in fulfillment of the assignment of the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation A.G. Khloponin (No. AH-P9-4475 of July 11, 2017) of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and the Federal Forestry Agency, a plan for the development of the school forestry division’s movement for 2018-2027 (hereinafter - the Plan) was developed.
Currently the Plan has been brought to the attention of the federal executive authorities and state authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation for implementation (Instruction No.АH-P9-8369 of the Government of the Russian Federation of December 14, 2017).
The implementation of the Plan's activities is designed to improve the quality of the school forestry divisions operating on the territory of the Russian Federation and increase their total number, to popularize forestry occupations among the younger generation, to create an environmental culture and careful attitude of young people toward forest wealth.
This document will also make it possible to systematize the work of the executive bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, which is currently being conducted in isolation, and will determine the main directions for the development of the school forestry movement in the Russian Federation.
Plan of measures for the development of school forestry division’s movement for the years 2018-2027
In 2017, the State Budgetary Institutions of the Republic of Tatarstan carried out work to improve the culture of production in forest nurseries and increase the release of planting material. On the basis of the wide introduction of scientific achievements, advanced technologies and labor organization, the forestry teams of the subordinated institutions achieved high indicators in the cultivation of planting material, expanded the range of cultivated species, and ensured an extra-planar yield of it from a unit area.
For the achieved production indicators by growing planting material, the title "Forest nursery of high culture of the Republic of Tatarstan" was assigned to the permanent forest nursery of the Usinskiy production site of the Menzelinskiy Forestry Establishment. Also, for three years the Forest Selection and Seed Center of the State Budgetary Institution "Training and Experimental Sabinskiy Forestry" is maintaining its leading positions in the production of planting material in greenhouse conditions.