Timetable of the Ostrobothnian natural resource planning project
In cooperation with its stakeholder groups, Metsähallitus will prepare an innovative strategic-level plan for state-owned land and water areas in Ostrobothnia for the period 2018-2023. The plan will steer the use of the areas and help to open up their potential.
The Act on Metsähallitus, the ownership policy, the objectives set out by the owner and the Metsähallitus strategy will provide the framework for the plan, and the planning process will also involve the stakeholder groups. The Ostrobothnian cooperation group will have 28 members representing associations, educational and research organisations, companies and official bodies. The group will be chaired by Jukka Tikkanen, Research Director at the University of Eastern Finland.
The natural resource planning project will be coordinated by a Metsähallitus steering group chaired by Johanna Leinonen, Development Manager at Metsähallitus.
A project group chaired by Tuulikki Halla, Project Manager at Metsähallitus, will be responsible for the progress of the planning process.
The working groups will meet three times. Workshop facilitation will be the responsibility of Paula Siitonen, PhD, who teaches creative cooperation methods and skills at Aalto University.
The purpose of the workshops is to find new innovative opportunities for state-owned land and water areas in Ostrobothnia and to reconcile the different aims concerning the areas. This will ensure that the natural resource planning will bring substantial overall benefits for Finland as a whole.
Individual citizens and stakeholder groups will also have an opportunity to give feedback on the areas covered by the planning and to put forward development ideas. Information about the opening of the feedback function will be provided on Metsähallitus website and in its social medical channels.
The planning project will result in a natural resource plan. The plan will be used as an action programme steering Metsähallitus operations in the state-owned land and water areas in Ostrobothnia during the planning period 2018-2023. It will also detail the impacts of Metsähallitus activities in the state-owned land and water areas in Ostrobothnia and the way in which they are developing.