Office National des Forêts

The French National Forestry Office (ONF) manages nearly 5 million hectares of public forests belonging to the French State or to local authorities and plays a major role in regional sustainable development.

The ONF works for the protection of many different environments, from coast lines, dunes and marshes, to peat bogs, mountains, glaciers and grasslands.

Fire is also an ever-present danger to forest. Therefore, the ONF designs and implements protection systems: risk prevention plans, trails, firebreaks, clearing of undergrowth, water supply points, etc.

Also, the ONF conducts continual fire watches during high risk periods and informs the public on the danger of forests fires.