Use, manage, protect
Forests can be owned in different ways and in the way that best suits your own life situation. Forest owners often have multiple purposes. In the use of forests, measures are taken to integrate, for example, timber production and measures that promote and increase forest biodiversity, recreational use of forests, game management and landscape management. The role of forests in mitigating climate change as carbon sinks and storages is also part of forest management.
Some forested natural sites are so important for biodiversity and the existence of certain species that they are protected by law. The most significant natural sites in terms of biodiversity are safeguarded by the Forest Act and the Nature Conservation Act.