NIBIO Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
NIBIO is one of the largest research institutions in Norway with more than 750 employees. The main areas of competence in NIBIO includes forestry, agriculture, horticulture and rural development, economics, land use mapping, food safety, plant health, biodiversity, environmental protection and natural resources management.
NIBIO conducts targeted basic and applied research for development and monitoring in order to contribute to a green economy and sustainable management of natural resources, including climate change impacts and adaptations. NIBIO is also responsible for the Norwegian National Forest Inventory (since 1918) and for reporting LULUCF activities under the Kyoto Protocol.
Visit their website: www.nibio.no/en
NORSKOG The Norwegian Forestry Association
NORSKOG is a co-operative organisation of forest owners. The total area of land owned by the members is 1 million hectares, with an annual harvest of 1 million m³.
The main commercial activities in NORSKOG are forest consultancies for sustainable forest management, forest inventories, production of forest management plans, GIS, resource analyses, forest sector studies, rural development and small-scale, wood-based industry development.
Visit their website: www.norskog.org
SKOGKURS Forestry Extension Institute
The Forestry Extension Institute is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1958. The Institute is organised as a partnership, with 39 forestry organisations and scientific institutions forming the membership.
The main purpose of the Institute is to provide continuing education and training in the forestry sector and in forestry-related fields, as well as to heighten public awareness to the importance of forestry. This is accomplished by educational materials, conferences, courses and consulting services.
Visit their website:www.skogkurs.no
NFS The Norwegian Forestry Society
The Norwegian Forestry Society (NFS) is a non-government organisation that was established in 1898. Their primary task in Norway is to distribute information on multiple use of forests and to promote good forestry practices. Nurseries owned by the County Forestry Societies provide 70% of the annual requirement for seedlings in Norway.
The Norwegian Tree Seed Centre (owned by NFS), collect, process, store and sell seed to all of the nurseries in the forestry sector in Norway. NFS also publish an independent forestry magazine.
Visit their website: www.skogselskapet.no