Sweden is a country dominated by forests and forestry is vitally important for the national economy. Swedish forests and forestry are shaped by the country’s natural conditions, its history, forestry research, the knowledge and experience of the forest owners, and the tradition of seeking solutions based on mutual respect, understanding and compromise.
This booklet provides an overview of the values and goals that are embodied in Swedish forest policy and practice today. It describes the nature and scope of the involvement of politicians, government agencies, research institutions, forest owners, industry, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders in the forest sector.
It is produced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry in close cooperation with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå University, the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, the Federation of Swedish Family Forest Owners, the Swedish Forest Agency and the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden. This is the third edition; the first was published in 2001 and the second in 2009, with the title The Swedish Forestry Model.