March 12, 2021 – yesterday in Split presented was the proposal of the Forest Management Plan for “Marjan-Forest of the City of Split” and the Forest Protection, Care, and Restoration Program for the Marjan Forest Park, developed by Oikon.
The program was presented by our expert dr. Vladimir Kušan. Other speakers at the conference were the Mayor of Split Andro Krstulović Opara and dr. Milan Pernek from the Croatian Forestry Institute.
The Management Plan covers an area of 169 hectares or 60 cadastral parcels. A part of the state-owned areas will be included in the Kozjak – Kaštela unit, and about 28 hectares of private forests will be included in the economic unit of the Split Forest after 2023.
Unlike the old program, this new program prescribes managing diverse forests in groups, which enables faster and more efficient action in the event of new pest infestations. The current infestation and drying of Aleppo pine trees caused by the bark beetles have significantly stopped due to the implementation of the measures of the Action Plan prepared by the Croatian Forestry Institute.
“After four years of really difficult, painful processes that had to be done bravely, we have reached a point where we can proudly say that with the adoption of this program, we will finally start normal, legal, professional, and orderly management of Marjan Forest Park,” said Mayor Krstulović Opara, commending Oikon for the efforts and time invested in the project.
After the public hearing, the program will be sent to the Ministry of Agriculture for approval.
The conference was also covered by local media: