As no other company Österreichische Bundesforste (ÖBf) is responsible for Austria's nature. Managing 10% of the national territory and 15% of Austria's woodland the Bundesforste is the largest ecosystem manager.
Protection and management of nature
The protection of nature and environment is an integral part of all ÖBf activities. In addition, the company has initiated numerous projects for the protection of species and ecosystems. The foundation for these projects is provided by the profitable management of natural resources.
Responsibility for man and society
Intact landscapes, healthy forests, clean water and fresh air are decisive factors for the high quality of life in the country. ÖBF join together with partners from the tourism and recreation industries to provide an extensive leisure-time offering in this unique nature land. By supporting the production of renewable energies, ÖBf make an important contribution to the protection of the climate.
Management of natural resources
The Österreichische Bundesforste is managing natural resources on behalf of the Republic of Austria, including 15% of the total forest ares and more than 100 lakes. The company is profit-oriented and works in lean, decentralized structures. After its reorganization in 1997, ÖBf is now a stock corporation paying an annual compensation (50%) of the net profit to the Republic. Core business is the forestry management, additional areas of business are real estate and services.
Where is Osterreichische Bundesforste AG