Hanging Moss or Timber – Northern Forests Leading the Way to Sustainability
New ways to assess the sustainability of forest based activities in Northern Europe is the main topic of the Northern ToSIA final conference which started today in Rovaniemi, Finland. Drawing on several case studies, the final conference will demonstrate how the results of the project can help managers balance the demands of different aspects of forestry, for example bio-energy and timber production, reindeer husbandry, wildlife management and recreation.
A key focus of the conference will be ToSIA – the Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment – as a scenario and decision support tool which has been developed and applied across the region with funding from the EU Northern Periphery Programme.
Northern ToSIA is lead by the European Forest Institute, and case studies are implemented by partners: Forestry Centre of North Karelia (Finland), Forest Research / Forestry Commission (Scotland), Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU (Sweden ) and Department of Agriculture, County Governor of Nordland (Norway).
More information is available on Northern ToSIA website.