City of Turku – Forest Plan

Managing forest land in a way that sets targets for the combination of biodiversity, climate mitigation, recreational public use and financial returns is an innovative way for a city to increase the value of the forest ownership beyond traditional financial benefits. Detailed goals and practices for forest management are needed to achieve the set targets and training to all parties involved from decision making to forest management are also necessary in order to change from previous practices to this new holistic approach. This Planet Act is scalable to organizations or private individuals who are forest owners.