Baltic Landscape - innovative approaches towards sustainable forested landscapes

Vilhelmina Model Forest Bergslagen Ilomantsi The River Helge å Warta Mazury Neman Hedmark University College SC Latvia State Forest Estonian University of Life Sciences Kovdozersky Model Forest Pskov Model Forest Komi Model Forest

The sites in Baltic Landscape.



Innovative tools to support cooperation among stakeholders in Baltic Landscapes - a Handbook. Gun Lidestav, Johan Svensson, Marcus Hedblom (Eds.), October 2015.

Read the report here.

October, 27 -30, Vilhelmina Model Forest 10 Year Anniversary-Conference.

Welcome to Vilhelmina Model Forest. October 27 - 30, to review 10 years of work and to take off for the future. Read the whole program here.


The Baltic Landscape project - Summary of project experiences

This report elevates some of the main activities performed by the partner organizations within the Baltic Landscape project. As a reader you will find a palette of relevant approaches to sustainability problems and solutions in a landscape perspective. Read it here (report No. 37)


Fact sheet "Reference landscapes and performance targets for good ecological status of river basins". Read it here.

IV Annual BL Conference, February 25, 2014

Summary Baltic Landscape Neman field trip within IV Annual BL Conference, Belarus February 25, 2014. Text Marcus Hedblom and Gun Lidestav. Photo Marcus Hedblom. Read the summary here.          

See the film about Warta Baltic Landscape.
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Read about Field excursion October 3rd in the Oborniki forest north of Poznan. Follow this link.

About the Baltic Landscape Project

The aim of The Baltic Landscape Project is to establish a network of Baltic landscapes sites developed in connection to the International Model Forest Network. The landscape sites will work as case study areas for development of new approaches in sustainable management of landscapes.

Forested landscapes face new challenges caused by globalization, climate change, demands of more intensive use of natural resources and enhanced protection, and demands from both political and private society in forms international conventions and recreation developments. These demands often cause conflicts among stakeholders.

Partnership and knowledge

The Model Forest approach offers new solutions to achieve a sustainable forest management on a landscape scale. The focus is on establishing processes based on partnership and stakeholder cooperation.

The project

The two year project (January 2012-March 2014) involves 14 partners from seven countries. The project is a part of the Baltic Sea Region Program 2007-2013 and is partially financed by the European Union.