Field Trips

The 2014 FSC General Assembly experience wouldn’t be complete without exploring the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Within the program of the FSC General Assembly 2014, FSC is organizing field trips to FSC Certified Operations in Spain and Portugal.

Alcornocales Nature Park - Limited places
Spain

 (© Alcornocales Nature Park) © Alcornocales Nature Park Organized by: FSC International & FSC Spain
Dates: 6 & 13 September
Duration: 12 hours

An FSC certified public forest administered autonomously, located in the Province of Cádiz and part of Málaga; it extends from the mountains to the recently-created Estrecho Nature Park and offers a wide diversity of terrains and landscapes. Read more and register

Visit to Ence Group - Fully booked
Spain

 (© Ence Group) © Ence Group Organized by: FSC International & FSC Spain
Dates: 7 September
Duration: 13 hours

An FSC certified private enterprise in the paper industry sector with its own private forest holdings, managed by the company.

In Spain, Ence manages some 80,000 ha, of which 60% are its own property. Read more and register

Sierra Norte Nature Park - Places available
Spain

 (© Sierra Norte Nature Park) © Sierra Norte Nature Park Organized by: FSC International & FSC Spain
Dates: 14 September
Duration: 11 hours

An FSC certified public forest, administered autonomously.

Rolling hills, with a predominance of converted pastureland areas with oaks and cork trees, mixed with Mediterranean forests and some olive groves and vineyards. Read more and register

New Generation Plantations (NGP) at Portucel’s FSC certified plantations - fully booked
Portugal

 (© Portucel Soporcel Group (gPS)) © Portucel Soporcel Group (gPS) Organized by: Portucel Soporcel Group (gPS) & WWF International
Dates: 13 & 14 September 2014
Duration: 1,5 Days

Being a leading company in the pulp and paper industry at an international level, and fully committed to responsible practices along the whole value chain of its business, gPS has its forest areas and products certified according to FSC. Read more and register


Prices

Sierra Norte Nature Park
Cost: 60 EUR per person  
The price includes transportation, lunch and refreshments. 

Visit to Ence Group
Cost: 60 EUR per person
The price includes transportation, lunch and refreshments. 

Alcornocales Nature Park
Cost: 80 EUR per person
The price includes transportation including 4x4 vehicles, lunch and refreshments.

New Generation Plantations (NGP) at Portucel’s FSC certified plantations.
Cost: 90 EUR per person + Accommodation

• The price includes transportation (Seville – Aljustrel – Odemira – Setubal – Seville).
• Accommodation has been arranged at Zmar, a local Eco Resort in the beautiful coastal region of Alentejo. Rates will vary depending on the type of room and availability.
• Please note that meals and refreshments will be provided by FSC, Portucel and WWF

Logistical information

For questions or requests during the GA, please contact FSC staff at the GA Registration Desk or at the Help Desk.

Important: Field trip payments must be made on site before the day of the trip at the GA Registration Desk from 5–9 September or at the Help Desk from 10–12 September.

If you have not registered online for the Field Trips and would like to check if places are still available, please contact the FSC GA staff.