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Project acronym: Baltic Landscape

Project title: Baltic Landscape in change – innovative approaches towards sustainable forested landscapes.

Application call: 4

Priority: 4. Attractive & competitive cities and regions

Project website: www.baltic-landscape.net

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Lead Partner:

Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning

90183 Umeå
SE
Gun Lidestav
E-mail: Gun.lidestav@slu.se
Phone: +4690 7868391
Fax: +4690 778116

Project Manager:

Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning

90183 Umeå
SE
Johan Svensson
E-mail: Johan.Svensson@slu.se
Phone: +4690 7868333
Fax: +4690 778116


Information Manager:

Skogsstyrelsen, Informationsenheten

551 53 Jönköping
SE
Mari Nilsson
E-mail: mari.nilsson@skogsstyrelsen.se
Phone: +46 36 35 93 34
Fax: +46 36 16 61 70



Summary description of the project:

In line with the aim of The Baltic Landscape Project, a network of Baltic landscapes sites has been developed according to the Model Forest approach, and in interaction with the International Model Forest Network. This implies new solutions to achieve a sustainable forest management on a landscape scale. The focus is on establishing processes based on partnership and stakeholder cooperation in each of the sites. This partnership should complete or sometimes challenge top-down and sectorial approaches and planning in the landscape by horizontal cooperation. Its action should be based on long-term goals and on best knowledge available locally about management of natural resources. Baltic Landscape Project is learning the situation in the landscapes, to make comparison of applied planning systems, to evaluate potential of shared strategies, to propose direction of potential solutions and to demonstrate new approaches on the ground.

The involved landscape sites cover more than 100 000 ha each , are: Vilhelmina, Bergslagen and Helge River in Sweden, Mazury and Warta in Poland, Ilomantsi in Finland and Neman in Belarus work as case study areas for development of new approaches in sustainable management of landscapes. The acting project partners has been; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (lead partner), Swedish Forest Agency and Säfsen Foundation, University of Eastern Finland, Regional Directorate of the State Forest in Olsztyn, Marshal Office of the Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship, Regional Directorate of the State Forests in Poznan and the Poznan University of Life Sciences,

Belarusian State Technological University, Republican Forest Inventory Enterprise Belgosles and Novogrudoc Forestry Enterprise. Three dissemination partners did participate; From Norway the Hedmark University College, from Estonia the Estonian University of Life Sciences, and from Latvia the Latvia State Forest. Cooperating Model Forests in Northwest Russia include Komi Model Forest, Pskov Model Forest and Kovdozerskiy Model Forest.


Achievements of the project so far:

With reference to the project aims and the International Model Forest Network official principles and attributes, it can be concluded that major achievements have been made on all six principles and attributes. Close to the finalizing of the Baltic Landscape project, two out of seven Baltic Landscape sites (Bergslagen and Ilomantsi) have reached the level of formal nomination as a Model Forest and two more sites have reached the level of Model Forest candidate (Helge å and Warta), on top of the already established Vilhelmina Model Forest. Neman and Mazury Baltic Landscape sites have had good progress and there are certainly possibilities to develop Model Forests in the future.

The Baltic Landscape project and network of sites cover an extensive geographical, land use, political and biome gradient. Still, however, some issues and themes can be found in the reported work from all or close to all sites.

In particular there are many good examples of approaches that concern: GIS as a tool for information sharing and communication; Landscape data collection and database development; Integrated and holistic management planning; Water and watershed (basin) related issues; and a range of social and cultural issues on, for example tourism and recreation. Some overall achievements are: Despite of different interests, the landscape stakeholders have been able to form constructive partnership in all seven Baltic Landscape sites. Experience from the seven sites shows that cross sectorial cooperation and a generally integrated approach to the landscape is possible in the existing legal and administrative framework in the four countries and seven regions. Four out of seven Baltic Landscape sites, not counting the already before recognized Vilhelmina Model Forest, have within the short project period been able to reach the level of Model Forest or Model Forest Candidate

in accordance to the International Model Forest Network charter. Innovative solutions for existing landscape problems and conclusions for landscape planning and management have been developed in all seven Baltic Landscape sites. Many challenges in landscape governance and management are in common in the Baltic Sea Region despite of existing policy and land use system differences and differences in historical land use and management traditions (sectorial planning, lack of holistic approaches, cooperation among the stakeholders, etc.) Practical examples of new, holistic approaches to landscape governance and management have been successfully developed and demonstrated in all seven Baltic Landscape sites. This output forms a solid base for next steps toward governance, land use and management and sustainability challenges as well as for local, national and Baltic Sea Region landscape policy.



Project Duration: Sep 2011 - Mar 2014
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 3.270.350,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.110.810,00
ENPI co-financing: 465.890,00
Norwegian national contribution: 22.228,00

List of partners

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Resource management
90183 Umeå | SWEDEN
No postal/formal adress, unique postal code
Region: Övre Norrland
Contact person: Gun Lidestav
Phone: +4690 7868391
E-mail: Gun.lidestav@slu.se
Web: www.slu.se/srh
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:362.388,00
ERDF co-financing:271.791,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Belarusian State Technological University
220006 Minsk | BELARUS
Sverdlova 13a
Region: Minskaya Oblastj, g. Minsk.
Contact person: Olga Rogova, Andrey Rovkach
Phone: +375 172 26 14 32
E-mail: olga-rogova@bk.ru, rovkosha@yahoo.com
Web: bstu.unibel.by
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:331.860,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Republican Forest Inventory Enterprise “Belgosles”
220089 Minsk | BELARUS
Zheleznodorozhnaja 27
Region: Minskaya Oblastj, g. Minsk.
Contact person: Mikhail Kuzmenkov
Phone: +375 172263304
E-mail: gosles@open.by
Web: belgosles.basnet.by
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:104.509,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Estonian University of Life Sciences
51014 Tartu | ESTONIA
Kreutzwaldi 1
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Aret Vooremäe, Kalev Sepp
Phone: +372 7 313820
E-mail: aret.vooremae@emu.ee, Kalev.Sepp@emu.ee
Web: www.emu.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:20.862,00
ERDF co-financing:17.732,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Säfsen Forest Foundation
S770 10 Fredriksberg | SWEDEN
c/o Lennart Myrman, Galma Nåsvägen 10A
Region: Norra Mellansverige
Contact person: Lennart Myrman
Phone: +46 59120734
E-mail: Lennart.myrman@telia.com
Web: www.safsenskogarna.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:299.945,00
ERDF co-financing:224.958,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Hedmark University College
N-2418 Elverum | NORWAY
Postbox 400, Terningen Arena
Region: Hedmark og Oppland
Contact person: Barbara Zimmermann
Phone: +47 62430000
E-mail: Barbara.zimmermann@hihm.no
Web: www.hihm.no
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:44.456,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:22.228,00
SC Latvia state forest
LV-1046 Riga | LATVIA
Kristapa iela 30
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Dainis Rekelis
Phone: +371 67602075
E-mail: lvm@lvm.lv, d.rekelis@lvm.lv
Web: www.lvm.lv, www.mammadaba.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:12.153,00
ERDF co-financing:10.330,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Novogrudok Forestry Enterprise
231400 Novogrudok | BELARUS
Mitskevicha 45
Region: Grodnenskaya Oblastj.
Contact person: Alexandr Dos’ko
Phone: +375 1597 3 49 86
E-mail: novogrudokleshoz@tut.by
Web: http://novogrudokleshoz.by/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:81.284,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Office of the Marshal of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship in Olsztyn
10-691 Olsztyn | POLAND
Emilii Plater 1
Region: Warminsko-Mazurskie
Contact person: Marcin Proniewicz
Phone: (+4889) 512 54 40
E-mail: m.proniewicz@warmia.mazury.pl
Web: www.wrota.warmia.mazury.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:125.496,00
ERDF co-financing:106.672,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Regional Directorate of State Forests in Olsztyn
10-959 Olsztyn | POLAND
Kościuszkowska 46/48
Region: Warminsko-Mazurskie
Contact person: Urszula Nadolna
Phone: 00 48 89 527 21 70
E-mail: urszula.nadolna@olsztyn.lasy.gov.pl
Web: olsztyn.lasy.gov.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:241.836,00
ERDF co-financing:205.561,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Regional Directorate of State Forests in Poznań
60-959 Poznań | POLAND
Gajowa 10
Region: Wielkopolskie
Contact person: Tomasz Markiewicz
Phone: + 4861 8668241
E-mail: t.markiewicz@poznan.lasy.gov.pl
Web: www.poznan.lasy.gov.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:227.103,00
ERDF co-financing:193.037,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Forest Agency
281 32 Hässleholm | SWEDEN
Vallgatan 13
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Erik Ederlöf
Phone: 0046-451-383103
E-mail: Erik.ederlov@skogsstyrelsen.se
Web: www.skogsstyrelsen.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:774.150,00
ERDF co-financing:580.612,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Eastern Finland
FI-80101 Joensuu | FINLAND
P.O. Box 111, Yliopistonkatu 2
Region: Itä-Suomi
Contact person: Lauri Sikanen
Phone: +358 503812443
E-mail: lauri.sikanen@uef.fi
Web: www.uef.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:475.422,00
ERDF co-financing:356.566,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Poznań University of Life Sciences
60-637 Poznań | POLAND
Wojska Polskiego 28
Region: Wielkopolskie
Contact person: Pawel Strzelinski
Phone: + 48-61-848-7667
E-mail: strzelin@up.poznan.pl
Web: www.puls.edu.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:168.884,00
ERDF co-financing:143.551,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00