Photo: Arto Vitikka - www.barentsinfo.orgForests and forestry related links

Northern forests grow slowly, and many of the species and ecological relationships found in them take time to develop. In Fennoscandia, economic pressures have pushed the logging industry northward into the timberline forests. The impacts of this expansion are extensive and long-lasting, but new management approaches may help.

Read more on the management and biodiverisity in Fennoscandian timberline forests.

Portals and projects

Finland

Norway

  • Focus on forests - site contains statistics, publications and articles about forest resources, forestry, forest industry and timber trade in Norway.
  • Fylkesmannen.no - provides information about the Norwegian counties. One of the categories of information is Agriculture and Forestry (Landbruk), and under this category there is information about Forestry (Skogbruk) for each of the counties. As of August 2007, the information about forestry was only available in Norwegian for most of the counties.
  • Levende Skog - Living Forest - a collaborative project to develop a framework for sustainable forest management to achieve a balance between the three aspects forest production, environment, and social interests.
  • Nordicforests.org - a tool for the display of unprotected High Conservation Value Forests in the Fennoscandic countries.
  • SkogInfo  -  a Norwegian portal with general information, news, links, and announcements regarding forestry, hunting, and fishing
  • SkogsNorge - Forest Norway Portal

Russia

Sweden

General

  • Baltic Forest – Forest as a resource for sustainable development and spatial planning in the Baltic Sea Region. 
  • BALANCE Stakeholder Portal  - information on climate change effects on forestry in the arctic.
  • NOLTFOX Nordic and Baltic Database for Long-Term Forest Experiments - a common database showing all experiments and experimental series in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden), Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), and the UK with a common classification standard.
  • 5EURES - Bioenergy production know-how to five European regions - project aims to bring together the experts in forestry and bioenergy from participating regions, which are follows: Barnim (Germany), North Karelia (Finland), Cataluyna (Spain), Marvao (Portugal) and Eastern Lithuania.
  • Nordic Family Forestry  - the website for The Nordic Forest Owner’s Associations.
  • Roundwood Prices in the Baltic Sea Region

Institutions and organizations

Finland

Russia

Norway

Sweden

General

Other links

  • Forest fires in Russia - site provides information and analysis about forest fires in Russia - including news, articles, reports on forest fires, forest protection, machinery for forest protection, analytical data and expert opinions on the issue of forest fires.
  • Forest Bulletin
  • Forest News - the newspaper is devoted to news and events in the Archangelsk forest region, covering also forest education and forest policy.
  • Metsälehti - a magazine for Finnish forest owners and forestry professionals. It provides up-to-date on various topics including silviculture, timber trading, forest taxation, forest technology and other for the forest owner and forest professional important matters. Current prices for pine, spruce and birch timber for the whole of Finland and for the different regions are given on the web-pages.
  • Dissertationes Forestales  - Finnish dissertations in forest sciences
  • Maaseudun Tulevaisuus - (The Rural Future) is a broadsheet newspaper (published 3 times a week) covering the news on agriculture and forestry as well as business around them, and on enterprises and life in general in the countryside in Finland.
  • Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research - The journal is aimed at researchers of forestry in boreal and temperate regions
  • Skogsland - a weekly magazine that provides coverage of the forestry and processing industries. The target groups are farmers, forest owners and employees in cooperatives
  • Glossary of forest protection - Made available on the web by Metla, it provides an alphabetical list of over 100 terms with definitions in English, with many of them also in Swedish and Finnish.
  • Kansallinen metsäohjelma 2010  - Finland’s National Forest Programme 2010