Forests are a renewable natural resource as well as a source of economic and social welfare. Forests have a central role in Finland’s nature and its diversity. Sustainable use and management of forests define the principles of forestry in Finland.
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Strategies and programmes »
Strategies and programmes: National Forest Strategy, The Forest Biodiversity Action Programme METSO, Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy
Acts and decrees ensure sustainable forestry.
Forests are a major source of both economic and social well-being for Finland.
Biodiversity and protection »
Diverse forests are the ecological basis on which all forest management is based.
Ecosystem services »
Ecosystem services mean the various benefits and amenities that nature offers to humans.
Use of wood »
Besides pulp, paper and sawnwood, new products and services have been derived from wood and its constituents.
International cooperation and EU forest issues »
It is important for Finland to take an active part in the preparation and implementation of EU and international forest policy
Forest Governance »
Metsähallitus (State Forest), Finnish Forest Centre, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)