Forests are Finland’s most important natural resource. The wood obtained from them is used for example for building, packaging and biomaterial. Forests are also needed to provide carbon sinks, recreation and biological diversity.
Metsähallitus manages about a third of Finland’s forests. The forests of Metsähallitus are vibrant forests that are used for various things, not just to produce wood, but also for recreation and preserving biodiversity.
Metsähallitus works on the principle of co-operation, openness and interaction with all parties interested in the use of state-owned land. The interactive approach helps minimise conflicts and achieve solutions that are well founded and widely accepted.