Interactions Between Forest Owners and Their Forests

Gun Lidestav, Camilla Thellbro, Per Sandström, Torgny Lind, Einar Holm, Olof Olsson, Kerstin Westin, Heimo Markku Timo Karppinen, Andrej Ficko

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More than half of the forest land in Europe is privately owned, and ownership structure is known to have implications for management, production of timber and other forest products and services that support the transformation towards a green economy. This chapter provides examples of how we can gain knowledge about the forest and forest owner/user relationship from a structural point of view. Sweden is taken as an example because of the accessibility of continuous data on forest conditions, ownership and demographic data. It is concluded that the pace of change in ownership structure and forest management behaviour is slow. Further, neither the ongoing migration, urbanisation, ageing population nor the increased proportion of women seems to reduce the willingness to manage and harvest. © The Author(s) 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalisation and Change in Forest Ownership and Forest Use : Natural Resource Management in Transition
EditorsE. Carina H. Keskitalo
Number of pages41
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date1 Jan 2017
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-57115-1, 978-1-349-84851-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-57116-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry

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