Based on a broad approach to sustainability, Pro Silva presents in the Pro Silva Principle pages policy statements on issues of major importance to present-day forest management. See also the 1997 Pro Silva Declaration of Apeldoorn for more info here. The full Pro Silva Europe Policy document, in several languages, and the Constitution can be downloaded here.
Together with this emphasis on sustainability, Pro Silva promotes forest use which follows natural processes. By these means, ecological and economic risks are reduced. Pro Silva is convinced that it is possible to commence the change from a regimented type of forest management to the type of management and silviculture advocated by Pro Silva at almost any stage of stand development. Within a range of stand types, forest protection, management and utilisation can assist in regenerating and conserving the forest.
These policy statements are the result of many discussions held among members of the Board of Pro Silva Europe. The objective of these policies is to increase the benefit derived from the forest by present and future generations. Pro Silva is a European federation of foresters who advocate forest management based on natural processes.