Social concerns of Saami people in Finnish lapland

The conflict is in northern most part of Finland between Metsähallitus (State Forest and Park Service) which supplies its wood to Stora Enso and Saami people who are practicing reaindeer husbandry as key activity in the north. Saami people were preventing the logging of old-growth forests in Finnish Lapland, which Metsähallitus at the end agreed to protect (approximately 80,000 ha) which would be set aside from forestry either permanently or for the next 20 years.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Biomass extraction conflicts (legally)
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 cultural, 4 economical
Keywords Inari, FSC, biomass, reindeeer, land use, conflict
Start date 2002
End date 2011
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests the industrial company are interested to procure wood from Metsähallitus (State Forest and Park Service), while Sami people are interested to carry on with reindeer husbandry.
Barriers for dialogue different values on the same territorty
Forums for dialogue open and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation frequent dialog and communication