In Finland, the statutory planning that drives the coordination of livelihoods and land use is the responsibility of Regional Councils and municipalities. In addition, Metsähallitus plans land use and operational policies on state land through its natural resource plans, drawn up together with regional and local stakeholders.
Before the preparation of a natural resource plan, the stakeholders elect a collaborative team to represent various actors, and to create and select different planning options. All interested people are given the opportunity to have a say through online feedback and public events.
Felling plans are presented as necessary, for example to village committees, environmental organisations or tourism businesses. In the reindeer herding area, the co-operation procedures with reindeer herding co-operatives are applicable to all felling sites.
All messages received are responded to. They are recorded in the feedback system and analysed regularly.