Waldverband Österreich

The Austrian Forest Owners' Cooperative (Waldverband Österreich)

The Austrian Forest Owners' Cooperative (Waldverband Österreich) is a trade organization, which acts under the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture. It provides a platform to 8 regional cooperatives for collective performance and cooperation among forest owners. This includes coordination and lobbying activities at the federal level.

The organisation promotes sustainable supply of wood and enforces the position of Austrian forest owners as reliable partners for the wood-working industry and the energy sector.

More than 66 000 forest owners are members of the Austrian cooperatives. This accounts for 45% of the total number of forest owners in Austria in 2009. They represent a forest area of 1 090 000 hectares and supply the market with 2.74 million cubic meters of wood in 2016.

Waldverband Österreich supports its members with the following activities:

  • implementation of Community rules for timber market;
  • forest services and logistics;
  • implementation of a PEFC certification;
  • supply of wood biomass for heating and
  • marketing activities for Christmas trees.


Chairman: Rudolf Rosenstatter

Vice-chairman: Paul Lang

Managing Director: Martin Hoebarth

Web site: http://www.waldverband.at

Mail contact: waldverband@lk-oe.at


Schauflergasse 6

A-1015 Wien, Austria

Tel number: +43 15 34 418 590

Fax number: +43 15 34 418 529


For more information about the Austrian Forest Owner Cooperative, please see their presentation below.

Forestry in Austria