Reintroducing the traditional practice of controlled forest burning, as means to promote biodiversity and create new business opportunities in the forestry sector.
Projects & Practice
Restoring the production potential of damaged forests through clearing, afforestation and preservation of young forest stands.
Restoration of a deteriorating forest road and the construction of a wooden lookout tower in order to protect 1500 ha of forest from forest fires.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.
Using digital technologies to re-establish the connection between young people and forests.
Support from the Slovakian rural development programme financed the reconstruction of a forest road as to improve access for fire protection vehicles.
The construction of a water reservoir helped combat the more frequent extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall and forest fires due to climate change.
A community broadband initiative delivered fast broadband access to hundreds of residents in a sparsely populated region of Kuhmo in eastern Finland.
The PRIP project extended the national fibre-optic network in Lithuania to some of the remotest rural communities.