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How can we take care of biodiversity in forest areas of complex owner structure and limited tradition of forestry?


General information on Vestland County forests.

Total forest area553 000 ha productive forest
Main management typesClear-cut (> 90 %) and seed tree harvest
Total volume150 m³/ha
Annual growth3 m³/ha
Annual cutting rate1.2 m³/ha
Deadwood14 m³/ha
OwnershipPrivate (approximately 85 %) and public
Climate8 °C mean annual temperature, 1000–4000 mm mean annual precipitation – depending on location and landscape
Protected area6 % of the Norwegian forest area