FINLAND: Forestry Education, Practice & Conservation

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Update 7th May 2020: Course under review. As soon as we have confirmed information on the possibility of holding the course on the advertised dates we will contact participants. It is possible that some participants will be unable to make the course. If you would like to be considered for a reserve place please email an expression of interest.

Hosts: TAMK Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Course Dates: 30 August to 6 September 2020

Application Deadline: 2nd March but course oversubscribed

Preparation Meeting Date: 13 August 2020

Aims & Themes: exploring conservation, urban and commercial forestry in Finland; forestry education; hunting; ecology of mires and peatlands; skill sharing with Finnish forestry students

Draft Itinerary: the course details will be finalised when the participants are selected. Arrival Tampere; the course will be centered around Tampere University & will include a presentation from Scottish participants to Finnish students; there will be visits to conservation, commercial and urban forest & a national park, Seitseminen or Helventinjarvi National Parks.

Reports from 2019 & 2018

Click here to download the full NET course list for 2020.

Click here to download the NET 5 2020 application form. (SNH staff are very
welcome to email an expression of interest but they must complete their own internal HR process before submitting an application form)

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Introduction and Finnish Forestry Overview Over two-thirds of Finland is forest cover. This expanse of forest cover may be one of the reasons most of the population seems to be well connected to nature, because most people live within reach of nature. Not only do people live near nature, but many are able to own a small piece of it as much of the forested area is owned by private persons. Accessibility is also important because many people are able to use the forest, even if they do not own any forests themselves. Subject to certain rules and regulations, people are able to use the forest and the wildlife within it as a renewable resource for wood products, hunting and foraging. Above all, most Finnish people strongly value the link between being in nature and good health.