Steering Group of the Finnish Board on Ecological Restoration

Organisations responsible for ecological restoration and management, members of such organisations, and their role in the Steering Group for the Finnish Board on Ecological Restoration (FBER)

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Ministry responsible for: ecological restoration and management outside protected areas.

  • Senior Advisor Ville Schildt, M.Sc. (Agr. & For.)

Ministry of the Environment

Ministry responsible for: ecological restoration and management in protected areas.

  • Environment Counsellor Aulikki Alanen, Phil.Lic.

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland

Responsible for planning and implementation of ecological restoration and management and impact monitoring in state-owned protected areas and protected areas under private ownership, in cooperation with landowners.

  • Specialist Kaija Eisto, M.Sc.: 1st Chairperson
  • Conservation Biologist Katja Raatikainen, M.Sc.: Secretary, Chairperson of the Finnish expert group for semi-natural grasslands in Finland (FBER Grassland group)
  • Specialist Jari Ilmonen, Ph.D.: Specialist for Inland Water restoration

Metsähallitus Forestry Ltd

Responsible for habitat restoration in state-owned multiple-use forests.

  • Sustainable Development Manager, D. Sc, Antti Otsamo

Jyväskylä University

Researches on habitat restoration and participates in the work of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

  • Professor Janne Kotiaho, Ph.D

Natural Resources Institute Finland

Conducts research on ecological restoration and monitoring, related in particular to the Forest Biodiversity Programme METSO.

  • Professor Anne Tolvanen, Ph.D.

Tapio Group

State-owned company providing services in developing sustainable forest management.

  • Lauri Saaristo, Ph.D, Director, Environment and Ecosystems: Secretary; Chairperson of the Finnish Expert Group for Forest Restoration (FBER Forest Group)

The Finnish Forest Centre

Responsible for the planning, steering, financing and development of ecological restoration and management.

  • Chief Specialist in nature management, Riitta Raatikainen

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE

Responsible for the development of ecological restoration and management methods and the related research and expertise. The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE is responsible for general ecological restoration policies, in collaboration with Parks & Wildlife Finland.

  • Senior Researcher Kaisu Aapala, M.Sc: secretary; Chairperson of the Finnish Expert Group for Peatland Restoration (FBER Peatland Group)
  • Senior Researcher, M.Sc. Pekka Punttila.