The Swedish forestry model
is designed for sustainable
forest management

Formal reserves, voluntarily set aside areas in combination with general conservation measures in all management activities are considered to maintain and enforce the biodiversity alongside with a high and sustainable wood production.

The interactive map protected forests provides a general overview of the voluntarily set-aside forests of Bergvik Skog, the National Property Board,

Holmen Skog,  SCA Skog, Sveaskog and the Church of Sweden’s forests, together with the formal forms of protections by the State.

In addition to the projected voluntarily set-aside forests, there are large areas of set-asides on private forest owners’ lands. Unfortunately, from different reasons (one is that there are more than 200.000 forest owners in Sweden) these cannot be projected here, also meaning that large areas on the map, where there are no large forest owners, seemingly lack voluntarily set aside areas.

Note that in the national parks and nature reserves, there are large areas that are not “forests” (e.g.  part of the mountain areas highlighted in red are not forests). This is due to the fact that it is still not possible to distinguish forests in these areas from non-forests due to inadequate available data on this (in the national parks and nature reserves).

Forest set-aside from forestry

The total area of forest land in Sweden is about 28.3 million hectares. According to the Swedish Forest Agency and the National Forest Inventory > 25 percent of this forestland with execption from forestry.

Source: Swedish Forest Agency shart 5.8, figures relate to the year 2011