First Stakeholder Meeting in Valladolid, Spain
On 31 May, representatives of 9 public and private institutions concerned with multipurpose forest management and non-wood forest products (NWFP) attended the first stakeholder meeting of the case study Province of Valladolid within the European StarTree project.
After a discussion about the topic and scope of the project and its interest for the region, its forest sector and the various stakeholders, this Regional Stakeholder Group decided to collaborate actively in participative processes in the development of the project in the regional case study.
Clear synergies exist with ongoing regional processes, such as the Regional Program for Mobilization of Forest Resources in Castilla y León 2013-2021 and a first Forest Resource Management Framework Plan for the Province of Valladolid. Both underline the complementarity and opportunities of combining wood and non-wood forest products with environmental services provided by the regional forests as complex adaptative systems.