Forested Landscape

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Forests in municipal planning are important for sustainable development

The use of local natural resources, particularly forest resources, are important for many rural municipalities. Municipal spatial planning is a key tool in finding a balance between ecological, social and economic sustainability in social development based on a landscape perspective on utilization. Dialogue and stakeholder interaction in the planning, based on comprehensive and shared knowledge…

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Challenges for the governance of future forest landscapes in Sweden

Forest landscapes have an important role to play as providers of vital ecosystem services and provisions in future sustainable societies. They sequester carbon, support biodiversity, and supply renewable materials to various ends. The trade-offs between these services and provisions are often a source of conflict between different values and interests. Through participatory action research, it…

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Participation in decision-making is a complex issue

The post-war era has brought with it many social changes in the Western world, not least in regard to democracy. The major trend is increased democratization and greater transparency in central societal processes such as planning and decision-making, for example in issues concerning the use of natural resources. However, this has also entailed complex challenges,…

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Forestry adapted to reindeer husbandry good for carbon sequestration

Forest management that is adapted to the reindeer husbandry leads to an increased standing volume and larger carbon sequestration in the forest as well as improved conditions for reindeer grazing, but also to a reduced potential for felling, employment, and revenue for the forest companies. Land use increases with many users as forestry, hydroelectric power, mining,…

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Conflicts remain between production and nature conservation

Overall, production and nature conservation hold fast to their different goals for forest management, despite numerous long discussions about appropriate methods and the degree of set-aside. However, there are certain small changes where the two interest areas meet. A great deal of Sweden’s land area comprises of forest, and there are many different goals for…

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For a more participatory forest common

Improved communication with joint owners via e-mail, a more informative website, and more interesting meeting agendas can increase participation in the management of the Vilhelmina Upper Forest Common. Those who operate the Vilhelmina Upper Forest Common find it difficult to engage its members in the management of the common. Only 10% of members attend the…

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The forest needs to be included in the municipalities’ planning

An overarching plan that includes forest and municipal planning as well as other land-use interests is motivated, not least with thought to the possibility to understand and handle conflicts concerning the forest landscape. Municipalities establish a municipal development plan accounting for how the land within the municipality will be used, as well as plans for…

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