Planning of Operations
The general guidelines for the use of the state-owned land, forest and water areas managed by Metsähallitus are defined at the political level. More detailed operational policies are defined in natural resource plans.
A natural resource plan is a strategic plan on the use of natural resources, which is drawn up in close collaboration with a cooperation group representing the stakeholders of the area. It defines the main operational policies and the land-use solutions supporting these policies. The natural resource planning process also includes a landscape-ecological assessment, evaluating the representativeness of the ecological network as well as the need for any restrictions on operations or for exceptional practices required to preserve valuable natural features.
All interested parties are given the opportunity to have a say through online feedback and public events. Any practices relating to reindeer husbandry have been agreed on in an agreement made with the reindeer herding cooperative.