Metla Project 7184

Enhancing local activity and values from forest land through community-led strategic planning

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Duration: 2005-2008   
Research Programme: Safeguarding forest biodiversity - policy instruments and socio-economic impacts


The Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), the Regional Forestry Centre of North Karelia and the Forest Management Association of North Karelia participate in a three-year (2005−2007) international project called “Enhancing Local Activity and Values from forest land through community-led strategic planning”, ELAV.
  • The ELAV project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the EU through Interreg IIIB Northern Periphery Programme. Forest organizations from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Scotland take part in the project. Also the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry provided fund for the Finnish project.
  • The aim of the project is to support the development of local livelihoods based on forest resources and to enhance the vitality of this rural area through strategic forest planning at the village level. The specific aim of the Finnish project is to prepare a local forestry programme for the area of Koli and Hattusaari, the first of its kind in Finland. For more information.

    Project leader: Nuutinen, Tuula
    The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu Office, PL 68, FI-80101 JOENSUU, FINLAND
    Phone: +358 29 532 5351

    Other researchers: Hirvelä, Hannu, VA (2005-07), Kärkkäinen, Leena, JO (2005-07), Mäkelä, Helena, VA (2005-07), Niinistö, Sini, VA (2007)

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    Updated 12.06.2012