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Similarities and dissimilarities in Nordic applied forest landscape planning systems Suggested data compilation and methods for integrated landscape planning in Vilhelmina MF, Helge river BL and Ilomantsi MF. Baltic Landscape.

Hedblom, Marcus; Lidestav, Gun; Samuelsson-Sundin, Per; Lopatin, Eugene


This report illustrates existing planning tools, monitoring programs and data in each of three BL landscapes and what the barriers and possibilities are for end users to get knowledge of the data. The emphasis is on forest planning but also other limitations in planning connected to these landscapes. Each landscape are represented in one report that could be seen as separate descriptions of the present situation in that specific site. In conclusion, there are numerous data sources connected to land use existing in Sweden and Finland. The data is however scattered in different authorities or stakeholders or private companies and not merged into files that can provide a common view of the landscape perspective. These types of maps are needed when the landscape outside cities are to be planned for sustainable use and to create bridge between sectors, authorities and local people. Local users are not part of present knowledge of the maps, it is more for authorities and sectors and mainly expert driven. Freely available GIS maps are one solution to provide spatial planning and also integration between sectors. An online GIS tool can also allow the public to add data into the planning and by that be active parts of the spatial planning within their landscape which is also one of the main aims of the ratification of ELC. However, the host of such platform need to be trustworthy from botch sectors, authorities and stakeholders. To provide GIS as a landscape tool it is needed to be in close collaboration with the users and the GIS experts. Seemingly the possibilities and constraints in landscape planning seem to be very similar in these three BL sites. With that knowledge it is possible to also suggest changes to present sectors, authorities and stakeholder to better integrate their interests in the landscapes.

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