The Norwegian State Forest and Land Corporation (Statskog)
Statskog is a state-owned commercial company. Its core activities are management of state forests and land in Norway, and provision of services to public and private institutions and customers. Statskog is the principal landowner in Norway, holding about one third of the country’s total land area.
Statskog has a long experience in the field of sustainable natural resources management, which it offers on the international market in conjunction with its associates and subsidiaries.
Visit their website:www.statskog.no
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO),
NIBIO is one of the largest research institutions in Norway with more than 750 employees. The main areas of competence in NIBIO includes forestry, agriculture, horticulture and rural development, economics, land use mapping, food safety, plant health, biodiversity, environmental protection and natural resources management. NIBIO conducts targeted basic and applied research for development and monitoring in order to contribute to a green economy and sustainable management of natural resources, including climate change impacts and adaptations. NIBIO is also responsible for the Norwegian National Forest Inventory (since 1918) and for reporting LULUCF activities under the Kyoto Protocol.
Visit their website: www.nibio.no/en
The Norwegian Forestry Association (NORSKOG)
NORSKOG is a co-operative organisation of forest owners. The total area of land owned by the members is 1 million hectares, with an annual harvest of 1 million m3. The main commercial activities in NORSKOG are forest consultancies for sustainable forest management, forest inventories, production of forest management plans, GIS, resource analyses, forest sector studies, rural development and small-scale, wood-based industry development.
Visit their website: www.norskog.org
Forestry Extension Institute (SKOGKURS)
The Forestry Extension Institute is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1958. The Institute is organised as a partnership, with 39 forestry organisations and scientific institutions forming the membership.
The main purpose of the Institute is to provide continuing education and training in the forestry sector and in forestry-related fields, as well as to heighten public awareness to the importance of forestry. This is accomplished by educational materials, conferences, courses and consulting services.
Visit their website:www.skogkurs.no
The Norwegian Forestry Society (NFS)
The Norwegian Forestry Society (NFS) is a non-government organisation that was established in 1898. Their primary task in Norway is to distribute information on multiple use of forests and to promote good forestry practices. Nurseries owned by the County Forestry Societies provide 70% of the annual requirement for seedlings in Norway.
The Norwegian Tree Seed Centre (owned by NFS), collect, process, store and sell seed to all of the nurseries in the forestry sector in Norway. NFS also publish an independent forestry magazine.
Visit their website:www.skogselskapet.no
FORAN, Forestry and Nature Consulting
FORAN Groupis established as an international entity with traditions dating back to 1950. The core business is natural resource assessments and advisory services in all forms of nature-based and forest related area management. FORAN have a wide competence within the field of GPS, GIS (both 2D and 3D), remote sensing, aerial photography and training of staff for external as well as internal organisations.
FORAN is owned by major private companies working in the forest sector in Norway, Sweden and Latvia and has offices in all three countries
Visit their website: http://www.foran.no/no/forangroup