Photo: Katri Lehtola/Keksi (Hossa)

Remote sensing the habitats of Northern Lapland: fell nature suffers despite protection

According to the results of a comprehensive project, the current situation of more than half of the mountain birch forests and treeless mountain heaths has weakened to varying degrees. The main reasons for the situation are climate change and reindeer grazing, and their combined effects.

Wind Power

Metsähallitus to launch the competitive tendering process for two offshore wind power projects

The Edith project will be located in the sea area belonging to Närpiö and the Ebba project in the sea areas off Pyhäjoki and Raahe. The municipalities have approved the planning proposals for the projects, and the preliminary studies launched by Metsähallitus are progressing.

Projects

Finland’s largest ever EU funded LIFE biodiversity project started: new and more effective means to combat biodiversity loss

The eight-year Priodiversity LIFE project includes restoration through extensive sets of measures. The total budget of the project is EUR 50 million, of which EUR 30 million comes from the EU LIFE programme.

Outdoors

In the future, the Outdoor etiquette for fishers and hunters will be followed in state-owned areas

Hunters and fishers are expected to observe the new Outdoor etiquette in Metsähallitus fishing waters and hunting areas in the future. The Outdoor etiquette emphasises respect for the catch or game, nature, and other people enjoying nature. Approximately 200,000 hunting and fishing permits are purchased for state-owned areas each year.

Responsibility

Promoting diversity and equality is part of our strategy

With our diversity, equality and non-discrimination plan, we ensure that human rights are respected in our activities. Through the measures set out in the plan, we are building a more diverse work community and eliminating discrimination in our employer activities and in the services that are intended for our customers, partners and stakeholders.