“Vologda Timber Producers” for the Preservation of Forests

JSC Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group, being the largest lessee of forest land in the Vologda region, conducts its activities on the principles of careful and rational use of forests and maximum conservation of forests.

In order to develop a video monitoring system for forest fires, this year VLP purchased and donated four video cameras to the Vologda Oblast Forestry Department to be installed in the areas where the company operates. This will make it possible to detect and eliminate forest fires more quickly and, ultimately, to preserve the region’s main wealth – the Vologda forest.

Roman Markov, head of the Forestry Department of the Vologda region:

«In order to increase the efficiency of forest fire monitoring in the Vologda region, new video cameras will supplement the current forest fire monitoring system. It automatically records possible fires and signals a potentially dangerous object, the dispatcher analyzes the received information and, if a fire is detected, sends the information to the dispatch service of the corresponding forestry unit for the departure of forest guard officers to the place of possible fire».

Alexander Churkin, Chairman of the Board of Directors “Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group of Companies”:

 «We understand the importance of protecting forests from fires and preserving our unique nature for future generations. Therefore, despite the difficult situation for the forestry industry, Vologda Forestry participated in the creation of a regional video-monitoring system. We hope that this will serve as an example for other forest tenants».

Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group of Companies – dynamically developing vertically integrated Russian timber holding with a 30-year history and a full cycle of logging and deep wood processing, which ranks 10th in the top 50 largest timber companies in Russia by revenue according to Forest Industry magazine by the end of 2021. The company has 4 logging companies, 2 sawmills, fuel pellets production, 2 wood chipboard/LDF and MDF/LDF plants jointly with ChPMK, and the largest birch plywood plant under construction.