Factsheet: Act on Jointly Owned Forests

Act on Jointly Owned Forests

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Act on Jointly Owned Forests
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Yhteismetsälaki
Description: 
In this Act jointly owned forest means an area belonging to several real estates jointly which is intended to be used for practising sustainable forestry for the benefit of the shareholders. This Act lays down the provisions concerning the use and administration of a jointly owned forest. In addition to this Act, the Forest Act (1093/1996) applies to the management and use of areas considered as forestry land.
Goal/Aim: 
Promote the sustainable use and management of a jointly owned forest.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1991
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014