About 112 000 family forest owners cooperate in four regional associations organized as producers' cooperatives, owned and managed by the members of each association. The central organization is LRF Skogsägarna, The Federation of Swedish Family Forest Owners, with head office in Stockholm.
Read more about the Swedish Family Forestry here.
A close cooperation between the Nordic forest owners’ national organizations started in 1946, when NSF (Nordiska Skogsägarorganisationernas Förbund) was founded.
Since 1995, when Finland and Sweden joined the European Union, the organization has been represented at EU level in Brussels by a joint lobbying office, Bureau of Nordic Family Forestry.
The representation situated in the middle of the EU-quarters, is working with and through the CEPF (Confederation of European Forest Owners) as the umbrella federation of European Family Forest Owners to represent the interests of Nordic Forest Owners towards EU-institutions, the forest based and related industries and other organizations active in this field.
We are also members of IFFA, The International Family Forestry Alliance, which is the voice of family forestry worldwide. The IFFA’s objective is to promote the development of family forestry and advocate supportive policies.
Read more about the climate benefits of the nordic forests in this brochure produced by The Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Forest Research.