Forest, accounting for 64% of the total land, has been the basis of livelihood and culture throughout the long history of Korea. It provides not only a variety of forest products and medicinal herbs but also a resting place for mind and body.
Preventing forest fire, a general term for wildland fire in Korea, and reducing its damage are the main policies of the Korea Forest Service (KFS), since forest disasters directly affect the lives and property of the people.
The KFS makes every effort to realize the vision of ‘creating a green welfare nation where forests bring happiness to our people’ through a prompt and efficient prevention-control-restoration system.
As the host organization of the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference, the KFS will gladly provide an arena to share and discuss better fire management strategies across the world.