Institute of NPŠO (Institute of Training and Forest Research Centres)
Fax: +385 1 235 2550
Scientific Activity and Projects
The forests belonging to the Institute of Training and Forest Research Centres are a training ground for the research activities of the employees of the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Zagreb, as well as of other local and international faculties.
The forests within the Institute of Training and Forest Research Centres (NPŠO) are the Special-use forests. The main purpose of the forests is first of all practical field classes for the students of the Department of Forestry. Likewise, student excursions for students of other countries have been organized (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, etc). Forest management is in line with these needs.
Services and Products
The Institute offers the assortment of wood products and hunting services of large game species (common deer, wild boar, mouflon and Axis deer).
History of the Institute
The Institute of Training and Forest Research Centres (NPŠO) was structured and founded in 2005 with the adoption of the Faculty of Forestry Statute. Until then, the Forest Research Centres (NPŠO) were managed by the Executive Board for Forests, which consisted of facility managers and the Vice Dean of the Department of Forestry. The Institute consists of the teaching and experimental forest facilities located in the most important forest ecosystems of the Republic of Croatia. The oldest facility is NPŠO Zagreb whose history started with the establishment of the Faculty of Economy and Forestry in 1919. It covers the area of 929 hectares and it consists of lowland forests of pedunculate/common oak and hornbeam, sessile oak forests and a beech-fir forest. A part of the NPŠO Zagreb is also the plant nursery Ravnice. NPŠO Lipovljani covers the forest area of 1 031 hectares of pedunculate/common oak and hornbeam, of flooded oak and field ash forests, of sessile oak and common hornbeam with beech forests. As a part of the NPŠO Lipovljani there is also the state-owned open hunting ground Opeke II of 8 342 hectares of surface with the main species of large game, common deer, roe deer, wild boar. NPŠO Zalesina covers the surface of 736 hectares of fir and beech-fir forests, and NPŠO Velika covers the area of 747 hectares of beech forests. NPŠO Rab on the island of Rab covers the area of 104 hectares of holm oak and manna ash forests, and the hunting ground Kalifront of the surface area of 1 611 hectares where mouflon and Axis deer are grown.
- NPŠO Lipovljani (Training and Forest Research Centre Lipovljani)
- NPŠO RAB (Training and Forest Research Centre Rab)
- NPŠO Velika (Training and Forest Research Centre Velika)
- NPŠO Zagreb (Training and Forest Research Centre Zagreb)
- NPŠO Zalesina (Training and Forest Research Centre Zalesina)