Norway late May to early June 2019
This is the outline programme which will be implemented by Hedmark University in Evenstad
Please visit the reports section of this website to read ‘the Evenstad Echo’, the report created by the NET4 group in 2018.
The objective is to develop our understanding of conservation issues and exchange ideas through meeting experts and seeing practical examples of research and wildlife management in Norway.
Our host for the week is Marius Kjonsberg, lecturer for the Applied Ecology and Agricultural Science Facility at the University of Hedmark.
Norwegian forest management
Land ownership and management
How is land owned? Who owns it? Who is responsible for management hunting etc.?
Deer and moose management.
How are they managed? Who does the hunting? How are communities involved? What is hunting/ meat worth? How is the size of culls decided? How is damage prevented/ managed? How is moose hunting integrated with other landuses?
The impacts they have and how any conflicts are managed. How do beavers and fishing interests co- exist? Are there any problems?
Salmon, trout and grayling fisheries.
What is fishing worth? How are rivers managed for fish? Gyrodactilus and other fish disease issues. Interaction with Beaver.
Bears, wolves, lynx and wolverine.
What benefits do they bring? What conflicts arise and how are they managed? How do people feel about the different species?
Capercaillie and black grouse.
Hunting and habitat management.
Management of smaller animals
E.g. foxes, martens, hares, lemmings.
Musk ox re-introduction.
The history of this re-introduction and how successful it has been. Does it raise any conservation/ wildlife management issues?
Sea eagles have been introduced to Eastern Scotland. Are there any raptor conflict issues in Norway? Goshawks, eagle owls etc.
Meet minibus and travel to Evenstad
Welcome and introductions.
Tracking and how to estimate Wolverine population – Dr Lars Gangås
Management of Woodland birds – Maria Willbrand
Management of Grouse – Prof Thomas Willebrand
Carnivore and human management in Norway – Kristin Gangås
Management of Norwegian National Parks – Kari Kveseth, Head of division
Management of Fish in the Glomma (biggest river in Norway) – Kjell Langedal
Management of Beaver – Dr Trond Øfstaas
Lynx and Brown Bear – Ansgard Johannesen
From hunting to agriculture, to wildlife culture – Torstein Storaas.
Forest Management in the region
Departure to Dovre National Park
Dovre National Park all day
Muskox, Reindeer, Lemming and Wolverine.
Back to Evenstad in the evening.
Forestry museum in Elverum and Glomdals Museum.
Pine marten and foxes. Hunt and trap. Why? – Trond Øfstaas
Departure for UK