Holmen’s knowledge forests are sites that have been chosen specifically as locations for gathering and sharing knowledge about the forest. Each site has been carefully selected on the basis of its biological conditions.
They are also Holmen’s way of showing what a huge benefit forestry can be for the environment and that biodiversity and growth can go hand in hand. Because responsible forestry is not about living off the forest – it is about living with it.
One forest – one theme
Each knowledge forest has a clear theme – a particularly interesting or unique habitat with high conservation value that is created, preserved and strengthened as part of our nature conservation work.
A knowledge forest spans over at least 200 hectares, where a minimum of 50 percent of the productive land consists of areas with high conservation value.
Over time, Holmen will be developing several more knowledge forests on a range of themes in locations across Sweden.
First off the blocks was Kunnådalen, in the northern Swedish province of Ångermanland, with was launched in June 2019.