Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

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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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Vital companies in rural areas

Today’s economy, which is based on the access to the right manpower and the spread of knowledge, has fundamentally changed the conditions for economic development in sparsely populated areas. However, despite a concentration of markets in urban areas, there are good examples of companies that have succeeded in more sparsely populated areas. Companies are growing…

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