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THE FOREST CODE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Adopted by the State Duma on November 8, 2006

CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS


Article 1. Key Principles of the Forest Legislation
Article 2. Forest Legislation
Article 3. Relations Governed by the Forest Legislation
Article 4. Parties to Forest Relations
Article 5. Notion of Forest
Article 6. Lands under Forests
Article 7. Forest Parcel
Article 8. Ownership Rights for Forest Parcels
Article 9. Right for Permanent Use of Forest Parcels (Use for Indefinite Periods), the Right for Limited Use of Other Owners’ Forest Parcels (Easement), the Lease Right to Forest Parcels and the Right for Gratuitous Use of Forest Parcels during Established Periods
Article 10. Classification of Forests According to Their Designation
Article 11. Stay of Citizens in Forests
Article 12. Forest Development
Article 13. Forest Infrastructure
Article 14. Forest-Processing Infrastructure
Article 15. Forest Zoning
Article 16. Cutting of Forest Stands
Article 17. Selective Cutting and Clear-Cutting of Forest Stands
Article 18. Tapping in Forest Stands
Article 19. Forest Protection and Renewal Activities
Article 20. Property Right to Wood and Other Extracted Forest Resources
Article 21. Construction, Reconstruction and Operation of Facilities which are not Related to Forest Infrastructure Development
Article 22. Investment Activity in the Area of Forest Development
Article 23. Forest Districts and Forest Parks

CHAPTER 2. FOREST USE


Article 24. General Provisions on Forest Use
Article 25. Forest Uses
Article 26. Forest Declaration
Article 27. Forest Use Restriction
Article 28. Forest Use Suspension
Article 29. Wood Harvesting
Article 30. Wood Harvesting by Citizens for Their Subsistence Needs
Article 31. Resin Harvesting
Article 32. Harvesting and Collection of Non-Timber Forest Resources
Article 33. Harvesting and Collection of Non-Timber Forest Resources by Citizens for Their Subsistence Needs
Article 34. Harvesting of Food Forest Resources and Collection of Medicinal Plants
Article 35. Harvesting of Food Forest Resources and Collection of Medicinal Plants by Citizens for Their Subsistence Needs
Article 36. Forest Use for Game Management
Article 37. Use of Forests by Citizens for Amateur and Sporting Hunting
Article 38. Forest Use for Farming
Article 39. Cultivation of Forest Fruit, Berry, Ornamental and Medicinal Plants
Article 40. Use of Forests for Research and Education/Training
Article 41. Forest Use for Recreational Activities
Article 42. Establishment and Use of Forest Plantations
Article 43. Forest Use for Works Related to Geological Exploration of Mineral Resources and Development of Mineral Resource Deposits
Article 44. Forest Use for Construction and Operation of Water Reservoirs, Other Man-Made Water Bodies, Water Engineering Facilities and Special-Purpose Ports
Article 45. Forest Use for Construction, Reconstruction, and Operation of Power Transmission Lines, Communication Lines, Roads, Pipelines and Other Linear Utilities
Article 46. Forest Use for Processing of Wood and Other Forest Resources
Article 47. Forest Use for Religious Activities
Article 48. Forest Use in Places of Traditional Residence and Economies of Persons Identified as Indigenous Small-Numbered Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation
Article 49. Forest Use Report
Article 50. Competition Safeguards in the Area of Forest Use

CHAPTER 3. FOREST PROTECTION


Article 51. General Provisions on Forest Protection
Article 52. Forest Protection against Fire
Article 53. Fire Safety in Forests
Article 54. Forest Pest Management
Article 55. Sanitary Safety in Forests
Article 56. Forest Pest Monitoring
Article 57. Aerial Forest Protection Operations
Article 58. Forest Protection from Contamination with Radioactive Substances
Article 59. Protection of Rare and Endangered Tree, Shrub, Liana and Other Forest Plant Species
Article 60. Forest Protection Report

CHAPTER 4. FOREST RENEWAL AND AFFORESTATION


Article 61. General Provisions on Forest Renewal
Article 62. Reforestation
Article 63. Afforestation
Article 64. Forest Tending
Article 65. Forest Seed Breeding
Article 66. Forest Renewal and Afforestation Report

CHAPTER 5. FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANNING


Article 67. General Provisions on Forest Management Planning
Article 68. Contents of Forest Management Planning
Article 69. Planning of Forest Parcels
Article 70. Provision of Forest Management Planning Works and Services

CHAPTER 6. MAKING PUBLICLY-OWNED AND MUNICIPALLY-OWNED FOREST PARCELS AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS AND LEGAL PERSONS


Article 71. Procedures for Making Publicly-Owned and Municipally-Owned Forest Parcels Available to Citizens and Legal Persons
Article 72. Lease Agreement for a Publicly-Owned or Municipally-Owned Forest Parcel
Article 73. Lease Charge
Article 74. Concluding a Lease Agreement for a Publicly-Owned or Municipally-Owned Forest Parcel

CHAPTER 7. SALE-PURCHASE CONTRACTS FOR FOREST STANDS


Article 75. Sale-Purchase Contract for Forest Stands
Article 76. Payment under Sale-Purchase Contracts for Forest Stands
Article 77. Concluding a Sale-Purchase Contract for Forest Stands

CHAPTER 8. AUCTIONS TO SELL THE RIGHT TO CONCLUDE A LEASE AGREEMENT FOR A PUBLICLY-OWNED OR MUNICIPALLY-OWNED FOREST PARCEL OR THE RIGHT TO CONCLUDE A SALE-PURCHASE CONTRACT FOR FOREST STANDS


Article 78. General Provisions on Auctions to Sell the Right to Conclude a Lease Agreement for a Publicly-Owned or Municipally-Owned Forest Parcel or the Right to Conclude a Sale- Purchase Contract for Forest Stands
Article 79. Arrangements for Auctions to Sell the Right to Conclude a Lease Agreement for a Publicly-Owned or Municipally-Owned Forest Parcel or the Right to Conclude a Sale-Purchase Contract for Forest Stands
Article 80. Procedures for Holding Auctions to Sell the Right to Conclude a Lease Agreement for a Publicly-Owned or Municipally-Owned Forest Parcel or the Right to Conclude a Sale- Purchase Contract for Forest Stands

CHAPTER 9. POWERS OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, PUBLIC AUTHORITIES OF THE SUBJECTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND LOCAL SELF-GOVERNANCE BODIES IN THE AREA OF FOREST RELATIONS


Article 81. Powers of the Public Authorities of the Russian Federation in the Area of Forest Relations
Article 82. Powers of the Public Authorities of the Subjects of the Russian Federation in the Area of Forest Relations
Article 83. Delegation of Certain Powers of the Russian Federation in the Area of Forest Relations to the Public Authorities of the Subjects of the Russian Federation
Article 84. Powers of Local Self-Governance Bodies in the Field of Forest Relations

CHAPTER 10. ADMINISTRATION OF FOREST USE, PROTECTION AND RENEWAL


Article 85. Planning in Forest Use, Protection and Renewal
Article 86. Forest Plan of a Subject of the Russian Federation
Article 87. Forest Management Regulation
Article 88. Forest Development Plan
Article 89. State or Municipal Review of the Forest Development Plans
Article 90. State Forest Inventory
Article 91. State Forest Ledger
Article 92. State Cadastral Registration of Forest Parcels
Article 93. State Registration of Rights to and Transactions with Forest Parcels

CHAPTER 11. PAYMENT FOR FOREST USE, AND FOREST VALUATION


Article 94. Payment for Forest Use
Article 95. Forest Valuation

CHAPTER 12. STATE FOREST INSPECTION AND OVERSIGHT


Article 96. State Forest Inspection and Oversight
Article 97. State Fire Oversight in Forests
Article 98. Municipal Forest Inspection and Oversight in Forest Use, Protection and Renewal

CHAPTER 13. LIABILITY FOR FOREST OFFENCES


Article 99. Administrative and Criminal Responsibility for Forest Offences
Article 100. Compensation for Damage to Forests Caused by a Forest Offence

CHAPTER 14. SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES RELATED TO FOREST USE, PROTECTION AND RENEWAL


Article 101. Settlement of Disputes Related to Forest Use, Protection and Renewal

CHAPTER 15. PROTECTION FORESTS AND SPECIAL PROTECTION PARCELS OF FORESTS


Article 102. Protection Forests and Special Protection Parcels of Forests
Article 103. Legal Regime for Forests within Specially Protected Nature Areas
Article 104. Legal Regime for Forests within Water-Conservation Zones
Article 105. Legal Regime for Forests which Perform Functions of Protecting Nature and Other Sites
Article 106. Legal Regime for High Value Forests
Article 107. Legal Regime for Special Protection Parcels of Forests

CHAPTER 16. PRODUCTION FORESTS AND RESERVE FORESTS


Article 108. Production Forests
Article 109. Reserve Forests


Unofficial translation from the Russian language. Courtesy of The World Bank.
Taken from http://www.rosleshoz.gov.ru/english/docs/codex/0/Russian_Forest_Code.pdf
Official Text: State Duma of the Russian Federation – http://www.duma.gov.ru/cnature/workgroups/les/les_kod.htm.

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