Partnership with Tyumen Oblast’s Forestry Department
Our multifaceted cooperation with SIBUR goes back several years. As part of the Formula Forest project, we have been jointly involved in volunteer reforestation campaigns in the Tobolsk District area and have been active in engaging the region's schoolchildren in forest conservation and restoration. This partnership has been instrumental in helping develop project expertise: our Forestry Department’s employees are members of the grant contest’s jury panel. We have been working together to support Tyumen Oblast’s school forestry teams that have brought together almost a thousand children involved in environment-themed activities and in natural science research. This productive interaction between our department and SIBUR was noted by the 12th International "Ecology" Forum, Leonid Ostroumov, Director of the Forestry Department of the Tyumen region, noted.
On March 21, 2022, in celebration of the International Day of Forests, SIBUR launched a grant contest for schools and school forestry teams in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Nizhegorodskaya, Tomsk and Tyumen Oblasts. The deadline for submitting applications is April 20, 2022.
2020 saw the very first grant contest of practical projects take place resulting in 5 of the initiatives of Tyumen Oblast’s schools getting support. As the result of their implementation of the supported projects, the students have managed to:
- set up a school-based vermiculture farm;
- clean up the eco-trail leading to the area’s unique relict pine tree;
- expand the school's eco-park;
- create an experimental plot with a seasonal greenhouse;
- plant a tree and shrub garden on the school’s grounds.
2021 saw the second grant contest take place with the aim of supporting research projects focusing on forests research, protection, conservation and restoration. As a result, 6 winning forest research projects were selected.
In 2021, seedling plantings will be taking place in Tobolsk, Tomsk, and Perm.