The Forest Management Institute (FMI), a government organization established by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. Our history began in 1935. Our biggest tasks are implementing the National Forest Inventory and maintaining a central database with information about forests of the Czech Republic. We have app. 400 employees. Our headquarters is in Brandýs nad Labem (close to Prague) and we have 9 branches all over the Czech Republic.
The Forest Management Institute (FMI) is a government organization established by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. The FMI operates as a service of the Ministry of Agriculture for forestry. The scope of the institution is nationwide, headquartered in Brandýs nad Labem. The biggest task of the Institute is implementing the National Forest Inventory (NFI). Besides other things the FMI is further an authorized person pursuant to the Act No. 226/2013 Coll. on placing timber and timber products on the market and according to the Act No. 149/2003 Coll., on the marketing of forest reproductive material. The FMI maintains a central database with information about forests of the Czech Republic, forest managment and hunting. In addition, it continuously performs the tasks arising from its Foundation Deed.
The FMI history of international collaboration dates back to the 1950s. The first significant international project was the inventory of forests in Mongolia in 1956. A number of other forest surveys followed particularly in Africa and Asia. Currently, an FMI project of international development collaboration is being implemented in Georgia (2021-2024), and FMI representatives are members of working groups of various international platforms.