A Model Forest is a partnership and neutral forum with voluntary participation representing stakeholder interests and values on the landscape. All partners are committed to landscape sustainability including management of natural resources, including both social and ecological systems. Governance and management in a Model Forest should be representative, participative, transparent and accountable, and promote collaborative work among stakeholders. Each Model Forest has a program of activities that is reflective of the Model Forest’s vision, stakeholder needs and values, as well as management and management challenges. Commitment to landscape sustainability in line with the Model Forest philosophy implies a commitment to knowledge-sharing, capacity building and networking both in the own area, and with other initiatives nationally and internationally.
Per Angelstam (email@example.com) is the contact person for Sustainable Bergslagen's membership in the International Model Forest Network.
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