Adaptation service for regional maintenance of forest areas in Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna Region faces the challenge to integrate better forestry activities, improve land management and strengthen wood products value chain. As a response, WoodPickER analyses the feasibility of a sustainable forest management model in a pilot area of the region. The model integrates advanced sustainable forest exploitation technologies with short rotation forestry and the most profitable biomass valorization options. Engaging local stakeholders and analyzing technical, environmental and economic feasibility of the model, WoodPickER allows policy instruments (RuralDevelopmentPlan) to obtain better value-for-money, generating positive economic outputs and employment opportunities at local level, while reducing overall GHG emissions and increasing carbon sink.

Project Type


Lead Partner

Aster, Italy

Project Partners

ARPAE, Italy

CNR, Italy

Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy

ONFI, France

Project Manager

Ugo Mencherini:  ugo.mencherini@aster.it
Sara Picone: sara.picone@aster.it

Project Location

Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy

Project Start Date
May 2016

Sustainable Land Use