Family Forestry Facts

Family forestry is forest tenure and activities by persons with ownership or tenure rights to forest land. Persons owning or managing forests often include the whole family in the activities and the forest land goes from one generation to the next.

  • Published: 12.12.2016
  • Published by: Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken
  • Tags: #familyforestry  # facts 
  • There are no strict definitions of family forestry. Family forestry is private forestry, but private forestry may as well include industrial or company owned forest, not included in the concept of family forestry.

    In family forestry, sustainable forest management is crucial. People live by and often in their forest and manage their trees in a long-time perspective, a perspective of many generations.

    There is difficult to find hard facts about family forestry, since official statistics often operates with other entities in their numbers. Calculations based on available facts indicates that there are more than 25 million forest owners worldwide.

    Family forestry is closely connected to community forestry and indigenous peoples. Normally family forestry is forest land owned by an individual or family. Community forestry is forest land owned or manage by people with common ownership or tenure rights. Indigenous peoples may be engaged in both family forestry and community forestry or other forms of tenure rights based on their traditional rights.

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