Roslesinforg is an all-Russian organization specializing in the comprehensive solution of forest accounting and forest management tasks in the interests of the state. The institution provides a full cycle of services to forestry enterprises, which will help to maximize the efficient and balanced use of Russia's forest resources.
In our activities, we are guided by the "3P" principle: we will provide (information), prepare (documents) and carry out (work) for you.
Since 2008, we have been conducting a strategic type of forest accounting work - the state forest inventory (GIL). We have at our disposal a unique database on the stock, quality and quantity of wood.
Roslesinforg is the operator of the Federal State Information System of the Forestry Complex (FSIS LC).
Since 2022 Roslesinforg is a federal forest inventory manager.
Roslesinforg within the framework of the state assignment:
Maintains the state forest register
Collects and processes government and industry statistical reports
Sets the boundaries of forestry
An Analytical Center is being created on the basis of Roslesinforg, which will provide analytical and statistical research to the state and business, talk about trends and give an expert assessment of the state of the forest market. The plans are to create client services based on digital technologies for forest users.
Today, digitalization of companies' activities is the norm and a new reality. The mission before us - consolidating forest health reporting - has become cramped for us. Now, we are heading for the creation of a range of services and customer services based on digital technologies.
The Federal State Information System of the Forestry Complex (FSIS LK) is the foundation of a large forest house. With its help, the state will be able to rationally plan the harvesting and consumption of forest resources, effectively manage and control them. Business will receive clear and transparent rules for working in the industry, and citizens will receive accessible information about the forest. The openness of the forestry complex data will help attract investment in the industry.
Already now, Roslesinforg helps entrepreneurs solve a whole range of tasks: from leasing a turnkey forest plot to creating a set of documents necessary for the implementation of investment projects in the field of forest development. This is a difficult job that requires a lot of concentration and patience.
We do not close our eyes to problems, but confront irresponsibility and incompetence, which, unfortunately, are still present now in Russian forestry. We do not expect that someone will begin to solve complex forest problems for us. We act ourselves, realizing our duty to nature, state and society
Roslesinforg is the successor of the Russian and Soviet forest management since its inception in the 17th century by the orders of Peter I.
The history of Roslesinforg began on May 23, 1937, when the All-Union Forest Inventory Office (Lesproekt) was created.
By 1957, Lesproekt made known all the forests of the USSR.
In the late 70s, with the advent of the first computers, the forestry industry needed to comprehensively automate the collection, processing, and analysis of all forest reporting. That is why, in 1980, by order of the Minister of Forestry of the RSFSR A.I. Zverev, the Main Information and Computing Center of the Ministry of Forestry of the RSFSR was created. In 2001, it was renamed Roslesinforg.
On April 26, 2007, all forest management enterprises of the country with their expeditions became part of Roslesinforg.
Roslesinforg today is a vertically integrated structure with a central office in Moscow and 37 branches throughout Russia.
The Soviet state, having survived the famine in the Volga region and not forgetting the experience of the NEP, needed to master new technologies and expand production. The course towards industrialization could not but touch the forests of the USSR. The position of the state of the epoch of the last pre-war decade was quite accurately expressed by the head of the Central Forestry Administration of the USSR People's Commissariat for Agriculture M.G. Zdorik: "As long as we need the forest, we will cut it in the amount of our need, regardless of any theoretical reasoning." ("Timber Industry", 1929, No. 7).
In 1932, the People's Commissariat of the USSR Forestry Industry was created – the first step towards creating a management and accounting system for the forest resources of Soviet Russia. In 1936, the Main Directorate of Forest Protection and Forest Plantations appeared under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR (Glavlesoohrana under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR) and the Forest Aviation Trust – the first specialized state structure, which was actually entrusted with the responsibility for inventorying the forests of the USSR. It is indicative that a sharp increase in the volume of felling in the USSR began in 1936.
On May 23, 1937, the All-Union Forest Inventory Office (Lesproekt) was created under the Main Directorate of Forest Protection and Forest Plantations under the USSR Council of People's Commissars.
In wartime, the forestry enterprises of Glavlesoohrana supplied a huge amount of firewood, building materials, charcoal and raw materials for obtaining rubber, tar, tar, and many other forest resources. Therefore, despite the height of the war, in 1943, by a decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, a regime of forestry and forest management was urgently adopted, in accordance with the established three groups of forests in terms of national economic importance. This decree for many years determined the state technical and economic policy in the forests of the USSR, and in the post-war years it made it possible to preserve and further increase the forest resources in the territories of the USSR ravaged by the war.
During the years of the restoration of the national economy after the Great Patriotic War, it was also required to pay close attention to forestry.
In 1947, on the basis of Lesproekt, the All-Union aerial photo forest management association – V/O "Lesproekt" of the Ministry of Forestry of the USSR was organized. It included eleven forest management areas and expeditions. Aerial photo forest management trusts, offices and expeditions were created. Thus, centralized management was provided with a unified methodological basis for forest management work in the country.
By 1957, all the forests of the USSR were made known.
By the beginning of 1960, about 6,000 engineers and technicians and up to 10,000 workers were working in forest management.
In 1961, the trusts were transformed into enterprises. Production organizations of Lesproekt were located in Moscow, Leningrad, Vologda, Arkhangelsk, Minsk, Kiev, Voronezh, Petrozavodsk, Riga, Kaunas, Tallinn, Tashkent, Alma-Ata, Tbilisi, Gorky, Sverdlovsk, Perm, Ufa, Kazan, Penza, Ulyanovsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Yakutsk, Chita, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok and Svobodny.
On the initiative of the head of the V/O "Lesproekt", a military pilot, P.I. Moroz, forest managers, in collaboration with scientists from the Leningrad Forestry Academy (LTA), have developed a technology for the rational combination of forest inventory interpretation of color spectrozonal aerial photographs with field work, which has become widely used in the construction of forests in multi-forest areas. This made it possible to increase the annual volume of forest management work in the developed and developed forests of the European North, Siberia and the Far East by 1.5-2 times in a short time.
In the 60s, automated cartographic systems appeared – the prototype of the first geographic information systems (GIS).
In the 70s-80s, V/O Lesproekt introduced computers, and aerotaxis was replaced by decoding of spectrozonal aerial photographs. The taxator's toolkit was supplemented by full-time meters, altimeters, and age drills. The use of GIS in the work of forest managers is becoming a prerequisite, and the first satellite images appear.
For the comprehensive automation of the collection, processing, and analysis of all forest reporting in 1980, by order of the Minister of Forestry of the RSFSR, the Main Information and Computing Center of the Ministry of Forestry of the RSFSR was created, in 2001, it was transformed into Roslesinforg.
In 1993 Lesproekt was liquidated while preserving the existing, time-tested effective structure of the domestic forest management of the Soviet period. Forest managers are transferred to the subordination of the Federal Forestry Service of Russia.
In 2000, in connection with the liquidation of the Federal Forestry Service, forest management enterprises were transferred to the subordination of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, and in 2004 to the Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) as part of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation.
On April 26, 2007, on the initiative of the Federal Forestry Agency, the enterprise "Roslesinforg" was reorganized by joining forest management enterprises with their expeditions.
In June 2014, by order of the Government of the Russian Federation, FSUE Roslesinforg was reorganized into FSBI Roslesinforg. Today Roslesinforg is an all-Russian organization specializing in the comprehensive solution of forest accounting and forest management tasks in the interests of the state and providing a full cycle of services to forestry enterprises to organize the most efficient and balanced use of Russia's forest resources.