National Forest Forum 2019 in Yakutsk. Outcomes.

The 1st of June, 2019, Yakutsk, started from the youth platform “Ecology and voluntary movement in Russia” in the Public center. Nikolay Petrovich Nikolaev – a chairman of the committee for natural resources, property and land matters of the State Duma at the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Sakhamin Milanovich Afanasievich – a minister of ecology, environmental management and forestry of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Ivan Ivanovich Sleptsov – a rector of Yakut state agricultural academy, lecturers, students of Yakut SAA and others took part in the seminar. Main speakers at the seminar were Dmitriy Aleksandrovich Egorchenkov – a director of the Institute of strategic studies and forecasting at RUDN, Nikita Sergeevich Danyuk – an assistant director of the Institute of strategic studies and forecasting at RUDN.

Participants discussed issues that were connected with an inclusion of youth for solution of pressing questions on nature protection in regional and All-Russian levels, and with realization of the national project “Ecology”. Further, students of the Faculty of Timber complex and Land management at Yakut state agricultural academy presented projects on eco-volunteers that were aimed to solve urgent issues for the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

The event had started by a welcoming performance of people from the organization “Green Pioneers” at the municipal organization “Tulagin agro-technological school named after P.I. Kochnev”. The project “Green Pioneers” of the “Green Russia” had started in 2015 with a purpose of fostering rising generation patriotic feelings to the Homeland through formation of responsibility for environment.

Students of the Faculty of Timber complex and Land management at YSAA presented their projects: “Development of informational resource for fire-control agitation in population of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)”, which was headed by T.M. Pudova, a candidate of biological sciences; “Prevention of pollution of the rivers in Yakutia by fumed wood”, which was headed by O.A. kunitskaya, a doctor of engineering sciences; and “Development of informational resource on rational forest exploitation in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)”, which was headed by I.V. Grigorieva, a doctor of engineering sciences. Special interest of the representatives from state government bodies and municipal organizations was targeted to the project on effective cleaning of the rivers in Yakutia from fallen trees in concave banks, and usage of them as a fuel instead of expensive coal. Sakhamin Milanovich Afanasiev, during his speech, noted that the project was relevant and well-developed; however legislative problems on the ownership of the fallen trees still prevent realization of the project. He also encouraged legislators to solve the legislative problem as soon as it was possible.

In the 2nd of June, 2019, under framework of the regional stage of National forestry forum 2019, in Yakut state agricultural academy was held a round table on the theme: “Issues and perspectives of the Forestry complex in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)”, which had more that 250 listeners from more than ten Russian regions, including assistant-director of the Department of Forestry complex in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), chairman of the standing committee at the State assembly (Il Tumen) of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) for entrepreneurship, tourism and development of infrastructure, deputy administrator of the Republican agency for forestry of the Republic of Buryatia, acting director of the Department of Forestry in Primorskiy Krai, minister of forestry and hunting entity of Sakhalin oblast, deputy director of FSBI “Roslesinforg”, executive director of RPh groups, chairman of standing committee at Legislative Duma of Khabarovskiy Krai on the issues of production sector, entrepreneurship and infrastructure, and also heads of forest enterprises and deputies of the State assembly (Il Tumen) of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Moderator of the round table was a professor at the department of “Technology and equipment for timber complex” – Igor Vladislavovich Grigoriev. Speakers were representatives from profiled authority bodies of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), members of the Academy and also representatives from the other leading national firms-producers in the field of forestry production.

At the start of round table the grand opening of the classes for forestry machines of the Ponsse company, which granted to the Academy the simulator of forestry machines and special soft ware that would allow students to get necessary theoretical knowledge and basics of practical skills for further career development as operator of harvesters and forwarders, had been officially inaugurated.

Generous gift of the company OOO “Ponsse” once again showed that lumbermen understand the importance and prospectivety of training of specialists for forestry in Yakutia, and ability of the members of Yakut SAA to solve staffing problem in timber complex of the Republic and in the Far Eastern Federal District.

The round table itself started from words of welcome from a rector of the Academy – Ivan Ivanovich Sleptsov, and minister of industry and geology of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) – Tereshenko Maksim Viktorovich, who in their speeches noted that timber complex can and should contribute to GDP of the Republic more than ever, and that except technical equipment, solution of problems with actualization of timber complex and development of forest road network it was necessary to satiate forest industry by young professionals.

Deputy Minister of ecology, natural resource management and forestry of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Aleksey Nikolaevich Ageev presented the report “Current status of forest resources in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)” in which he noted the issue of extremely poor usage of periodic yield and significant resource potential of the Republican forests.

With a main report a rector of Yakut SAA, Ivan Ivanovich Sleptsov, presented the theme: “The role of YSAA in human resourcing for timber complex of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)”. In his report the rector pointed the most important moments in questions of human resourcing for timber complex in Yakutia. He also noted relevance and importance of staffing issue in the field of the economics in timber complex of the Russian Federation.

As a proposal Ivan Ivanovich Sleptsov, in his speech, noted the questions on realization of investment projects for development of Timber complex in the Far East, necessity of strengthening of training and skills development for profiled specialists in educational institutions of the regions, in which it was planned to realize abovementioned investment projects with taking into account their specifics. He also noted that staffing potential of Yakut SAA, its partners from Russia and other countries, that allow to face challenges not only in the field of training and re-training of specialists, but in project and expert objectives in forest industry.

“In this regard, for bodies of authority, enterprises and organizations of Timber complex of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), and for related branches, it is relevant to work together with Yakut SAA in joint work” – announced Ivan Ivanovich Sleptsov. Then the rector of the Academy rewarded members of Yakutlesresurs with departmental certificates for longstanding and conscientious work.

A chairman of the Union of lumbermen of Yakutia, Viktor Nikolaevich Budishev, in his report: “Issues of forest enterprises of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)”, also noted the staffing issue in the Republican forest industry on an equal basis with underdeveloped forest management, road network, and several legislative problems.

Representatives from the leading world companies-producers of the modern forest machines “Ponsse”, “Kamatsu”, and “Jon Dir” – Sergey Fedorovich Sviridenko, Lyudmila Igorevna Kaurova and Evgeniy Viktorovich Kuzmichev told us about machines line that companies produce (harvesters and forwarders), working with clients, training of operators, possibilities of software and presented to the Academy visual materials for equipping of educational process.

Doctor of engineering sciences, professor at the department of Technologies and equipment if timber complex in Ural state forest engineering university – Eduard Fedorovich Gerz in his report “Ural harvesters on full-tacked chassis and harvesting aggregates” told us about national developments in enterprises of defense industry in the field of harvesting machines production.

Representatives of the enterprises “Podiemnie mashiny”, the group Palfinger and DMI, presented modern techniques for loading of wood on log trucks and further transportation of converted wood.

Great interest was expressed to the report of OOO “Bioinvest” about modern technologies and systems of machines for production of solid biofuel (pellet and briquettes). By the results of this report the decision on organization of a seminar on production of a biofuel in November of 2019 in Yakut SAA was made.

Representatives of international systems for voluntary forest certification FSC and PEFC – Elena Valentinovna Bubko, a coordinator of projects in Siberia and the Far East – FSC Russia, Yuriy Germanovich Trubin – a director of OOO PKP “Titan” for forestry and interaction with authority bodies, a member of Coordination council FSC Russia, Nikolay Mikhailovich Shmatkov – a director of FSC Russia, Aleksandr Petrovich Mokhirev – a candidate of engineering sciences, associate professor at the department of technologies for forest harvesting operations in Lesosibirskiy branch of FSBEI HE “Siberia state university of science and technologies named after M.F. Reshetnev”, told us about current state and perspectives of FSC and PEFC certification development, and possibilities that this procedure can give to forestry companies.

On the final report a moderator was a professor Igor Vladislavovich Grigoriev, who told us about perspectives of the development of timber complex in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), and also about necessity of the solution of manning in republican timber companies, including upped and middle level managements, the incompetence of which is causing significant economic losses and underpayments. The reporter noted that a training of specialists for timber industry has to be based on those educational institutions of Russian regions that need such specialists. In this regard, it is necessary to review distribution of admission quotas for studying in timber specialties in benefit of those regions that have significant forest yield – primarily in Siberia and the Far East.

Moderators of the square “How much does forest cost?” were: Aleksey Kanaev, deputy of the State Duma, chairman at Expert Council on questions of chemical and timber complex, wood processing and paper-pulp industry at the Committee of the State Duma on economic policy, industry, innovative development and entrepreneurship, Anna Shafran, journalist, radiocast of VESTI FM, and Igor Grigoriev, professor at the department “Technologies and equipment for timber complex” of Yakut SAA.

Totally in the square were 12 reports. From the Academy a dean of the Faculty of Timber complex and Land management at Yakut SAA, Mariya Vladimirovna Sleptsova, presented the theme: “How much does specialists’ training for timber complex of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) cost?”. Also professor Igor Vladislavovich Grigoriev presented the theme: “Scientific security and human resourcing in timber complex”.

On the 2nd and the 3rd of June in all square of the Forum a mobile exhibition of motor instruments by the company Shtil, a partner of the Academy, worked.

During the forum Nikolaev Nikolay Petrovich visited YSAA. He is a chairman of State Duma Committee on natural resources, property and land relations. Also Belozerov Denis Georgievich – a deputy prime minister. The Academy showed new class of modern forest machines – harvesters and forwarders by the company PONSSE that were equipped with simulators and computers.

On plenary meeting of the National forest forum the importance and relevance of the round table was highlighted, the resolution was supported, necessity in development of national system for assessment of specialists’ qualification in timber complex was noted.