Milan Ciglar is a Slovenian forestry engineer, environmentalist, and traveling organizer, who was born on December 3rd, 1923 in Zagreb, he died on March 6th, 1977 in Grintovec. Ciglar was specialized in spatial issues of forests and nature protection. He was chief editor of Forestry journal (si. Gozdarski vestnik), from the year 1975 until his death. He was a member of the Yugoslav commission in FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) for several years. He contributed a lot to the organization of traveling, his contribution in this field was very important. In Slovenia, he organized traveling and natural-scientific didactic paths. Together with his students, he marked the last part of European footpath E-6 that goes through Slovenia and is named Ciglar’s path, which spreads between Drava and Adriatic.
In NLS Ciglar was a political commissioner in Gubčeva’s and Levstik’s brigade. He went to study at Ljubljana Faculty of agronomy and forestry after the war ended. In the year 1955, he graduates. After graduation he is employed at Forestry economy Bled, he worked in Republic Secretariat for Agriculture and Forestry from the year 1962 onward. Between the years 1965 and 1966 he was Republic Forestry Inspector. He ran the Institute for Forest and Wood Management Slovenia between the years 1966 and 1971. As part of his service, he established a department for spatial planning and landscaping. In Freiburg in Germany, in the year 1977, based on his dissertation, he was posthumously awarded a doctorate.
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Castle Vodriž, German Wiederdries, is a family castle built in Gothic style. Its remains are located at settlement Vodriž in city municipality Slovenj Gradec. Castle was erected by Aquileian feuds, knights Hebenstreit, around the year 1300. Today’s remains are still very good preserved. [_Read more_]