Kick-off meeting for SI project

26 March 2014
Cross-sectoral place-based integrated spatial planning for functional green infrastructures in the Baltic Sea Region Read more >

Belarussian delegation came to learn from Sustainable Bergslagen

13 August 2013
A Belarussian delegation with 16 persons visited Bergslagen to learn about conservation, protected areas tourism and related business. Read more >

Sustainable Bergslagen now designated as Model Forest

13 August 2013
Sustainable Bergslagen passed the assessment on site and of our strategic plan and have been designated as a Model Forest. Read more >


Current projects

Baltic Landscape (2012-2014)

Baltic Landscape in change – innovative approaches towards sustainable forested landscapes

WP3-Establishment of a network of Baltic Landscape sites based on the Model Forest approach

Partnership development. Developing a strategic plan for Sustainable Bergslagen. Inauguration of Sustainable Bergslagen as a member of the International Model Forest Network.

Contact person, Foundation Säfsen Forests: Robert Axelsson (
Contact person, Swedish Forest Agency:Ida Heurlin (

WP4-New approaches to holistic landscape planning

Contact person: Marine Elbakidze (

WP5-Balancing different values in forested landscapes

Contact person: Ida Hansen (
Contact person, Swedish Forest Agency:Ida Heurlin (

WP6-Catchment-based governance and management within the context of the European Water Framework Directive

Contact person: Per Angelstam (

Publications from the project can be found here.

A film from the inauguration of the Sustainable Bergslagen as a Model Forest and LTSER platform can be found here.

A film from our study visit to the virgin forest and reference waters in Komi republic can be found here.

Green infrastructures for conservation and human health  (2012-16)

SLU Forest-Landscape-Society


Bergskraft 11-13



Finished projects

Baltic Forest (2006-2007)

Stiftelsen Säfsenskogarna and SLU Forest-Landscape-Society