The Federal Forest Office was established in 2005 by the BFW Act, laying down responsibilities regarding the following national laws:

  • Forest Reproductive Material: Act of Forest Reproductive Material  2002, BGBl. I Nr. 110/2002
  • Forest Plant Health: Federal Plant Protection Act 2018, BGBl. Nr. 40/2018, für forstliche Pflanzen und Holz gemäß Anhang zum Forstgesetz 1975, BGBl. Nr. 440/1975, und deren Pflanzenerzeugnissen
  • Timber Trade (EUTR and FLEGT): Timber Trading Surveillance Act 2013, BGBl. I Nr. 178/2013