Organization of Forestry
Forests under state ownership (53%) are managed by: Slovak Republic Forest Service, (50%), Forest-Agricultural Estate Service (1%), Tatra National Park Authority (2%). The above authorities belong to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Slovak Republic. Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic (4%) belong to the Ministry of Defense of SR. State forests used by schools are 3%. The Technical University in Zvolen and the Secondary Forestry Schools in Banská Štiavnica, Liptovský Hrádok and Prešov use state forests on the basis of contracts with the Forest Service of the Slovak Republic.