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  • Opportunities for activities in protected areas 5
    • 1.

      Is it possible to cut down a tree on your plot, on your land? What documents are needed to cut down a tree?

      The procedure for felling, transplanting or other removal of protected trees and shrubs, performance of these works, issuance of permits for these works, compensation of the value of trees and shrubs shall be established by the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania on 31 January 2008. by order no. DI-87 approved the description of the procedure for felling, transplanting or other removal of protected trees and shrubs, the performance of these works and the issuance of permits for these works, the procedure for compensation for the value of trees and shrubs. This description applies to natural and legal persons wishing to cut down, transplant or otherwise remove trees and shrubs to be protected. It is used by municipalities to issue permits for these works and to establish the procedure for reimbursing the value of trees and shrubs to be protected.

       Trees and shrubs to be protected may be cut, transplanted or pruned only with the permission of the Environmental Protection Division of the municipal administration. Permits for cutting trees. for pruning or transplanting may be issued only to the land manager, owner or lessor who is entrusted with the maintenance of the plantations. The value of trees and shrubs to be cut for protection shall be calculated by the Environmental Protection Division before the permit is issued. The value of trees and shrubs is determined by the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania approved in 2008. June 26 order no. DI-343 "Greenery restoration value rates".
      Authorizations for the felling of trees shall be issued to trees whose trunks have rotted, broken, dangerously inclined at an angle of more than 60 degrees or are drying, diseased, attacked by pests or having lost their aesthetic value.

      Updated: 2020 04 11

    • 2.

      What craft can be navigated in water bodies located in protected areas?

      Self-propelled and non-self-propelled craft shall be prohibited to navigate in water bodies located in nature reserves and ornithological reserves, except for water bodies in ornithological reserves for which fishing area permits have been issued. In this case, non-self-propelled craft shall be permitted to fish for fish breeding and recreational fishing from 1 August. until April 1.

      It is prohibited to navigate in self-propelled craft: - in water bodies smaller than 10 ha;

      - closer than 100 m from the shores of water bodies, the shores of islands in water bodies, bathing areas, diving areas marked with buoys;
      - in rivers;
      - in water bodies located in telmological, botanical, zoological and botanical-zoological reserves;
      - in water bodies located in state parks, except:
      (a) with a total engine power not exceeding 10 hp (8Kw), sailing from 21 June. until the end of the navigation season;
      (b) where the total engine power does not exceed 150 hp (110 Kw), the public navigation service may be operated throughout the navigation season only on the cognitive water tourism routes specified in the spatial planning documents. Other restrictions on navigation in water bodies are established in the list of water bodies in which navigation by certain craft is prohibited or restricted, approved by the Minister of Environment in 2014. April 8 by order no. D1-337 "On the approval of the list of water bodies in which navigation is prohibited or restricted by certain craft".

      Updated: 2020 04 11

    • 3.

      What power of self-propelled craft can be sailed in protected areas on lakes?

      2004 April 15 By the order of the Minister of Environment no. D1-187 approved “List of Environmental Conditions for Navigation in Water Bodies and List of Water Bodies in which navigation is prohibited or restricted by certain craft”, in which the established environmental conditions apply to craft owners and users using and maintaining craft in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania. and private water bodies.

      Updated: 2020 04 11

    • 4.

      Where can I ride an ATV in protected areas?

      "Motor vehicle" means a power-driven vehicle, i.e. y. ATVs, motorcycles, mopeds. Drivers of these vehicles can only drive on the roads. It is forbidden to drive on pedestrian, bicycle paths, embankment or excavation slopes, ditches, to enter or leave the road in non-specially equipped places, except for special vehicles, agricultural and forestry machinery.

      Updated: 2020 04 11

    • 5.

      What economic activities are possible and what are prohibited in forests in protected areas? What documents are needed to afforest?

      Activities in forests, their restoration, protection and use are regulated by the Law on Forests of the Republic of Lithuania. This law specifies the possible groups of forests, the purposes and regime of farming in them. Forests are divided into groups according to farming objectives, farming regime and main functional purpose:
      Group I - reserve forests. Deforestation is prohibited in these forests, except for the cases provided for in the Law on Protected Areas of the Republic of Lithuania and the regulations of reserves.
      Group II - special purpose forests. This group includes:
      A - ecosystem protection forests, where clear main felling is prohibited, and occasional main felling is prohibited in stands that have not reached natural maturity;
      B - recreational forests, where clear main felling is prohibited, and occasional main felling is prohibited in stands that have not reached natural maturity. Felling is prohibited during the rest season, except for stands damaged by natural or biotic factors.
      Group III - protective forests. In these forests, clear-cutting is not prohibited, but when crossing clear-cut, the area of ​​the exchange may not exceed 5 hectares. However, clear-cutting of major forests is prohibited in national parks, with the exception of wetlands and wetlands.
      Group IV - commercial forests. These are forests not included in forest groups I, II, III. This group of forests includes:
      1) A - commercial forests of normal felling age. The exchange area of ​​clear main fellings, except clear sanitary fellings, may not exceed 8 hectares. Deep main felling in national parks is prohibited, except for stands of wetlands and wetlands;
      2) B - short felling age plantation forests. These are forests where fast-growing technologies are used to grow stands of fast-growing tree species that must be felled for at least 15 years. Plantation forests are prohibited in logging areas of non-plantation forests or in the places of plantations, greenery and stands that have died in these forests, forest squares and forest fields.

      Visits to forests and the use of forest resources in protected areas are regulated by the Law on Protected Areas and the regulations on protected areas approved by the Government or the Ministry of Environment authorized by it.

      A land owner who wishes to afforest a non-forest land plot must submit to the territorial division of the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture (hereinafter - the Land Management Division) according to the location of the land:
      1. An application for a permit stating:

      1.1. the date and place of the census of the application;
      1.2. the name of the territorial unit to which the application is submitted;
      1.3. area of ​​the land plot to be afforested, ha;
      1.4. the cadastral number of the land plot where afforestation is desired;
      1.5. name or surname of a natural person or authorized person or name of a legal person or other foreign organization, code of a natural person or code of a legal person or other foreign organization, address of permanent residence, telephone number, e-mail postal address or registered office address, telephone and fax numbers of the legal person or other foreign organization.

      2. A copy of the plot plan M1: 10 000 with the marked boundaries according to which he wishes to afforest.
      3. A document confirming the representation (if the application is signed by the owner's representative).
      4. A copy of the registration certificate of a foreign legal person or other foreign organization or a corresponding document (if the Application is submitted by a foreign legal person or other foreign organization that has not established a representative office or branch in Lithuania).
      More information on the services provided by the National Land Service and the permits issued for afforestation can be found here.
      If the land plot where afforestation is planned falls into a state park, state reserve or Natura 2000 territory, the Land Management Division, upon the owner's request for afforestation, shall additionally apply to the Directorate of Protected Areas for a conclusion as to whether afforestation is possible in a protected area or Natura 2000 site. 2000 ”. When applying for the conclusions of the Directorate of Protected Areas, you should trust the following documents:

      1. The application. If the documents are submitted to the Directorate of the Protected Area by the Land Management Division - a copy of the application of the land owner;
      2. A copy of the document certifying the right of ownership or management of the land;
      3. A copy of the plan of the plot where afforestation is planned;
      4. A power of attorney (if the application is submitted by an authorized person) or the consent (power of attorney) of the co-owners, certified by a notary (if the land plot on which the forest is planned to be managed is managed by common partial or joint ownership);
      5. The death certificate of the land owner, the certificate of the right of inheritance (if it is issued to the heir at the time of submission of the application), when the application is submitted by the heir of the land plot of the deceased natural person.
       

      Updated: 2020 04 11