Forest Science Day 20 November 2019

Six-years-old Forest Law of Finland: Has anything changed?

The justifications of the 2014 Forest Law were increasing the management alternatives for forest owners, reduction of bureaucracy, and promoting forest biodiversity. Six years is not a long time in a forest. However, we can already review how the aims of the Forest Law have been implemented and how we can see them in the Finnish forests. Are the management practices diversified? Are the forest owners willing and able to use the increased choice of management alternatives? Has the rate of impoverishment of the forest biodiversity stopped or at least slowed down? The Finnish forest science community discussed about the 2014 Forest Law in the Forest Science Day. For more information, check the programme, read the proceedings, and watch the video (in Finnish).