With Silva's forest calculator (published in September 2022), forest owner can easily compare the effects of two forest management practices on water bodies, climate, and their own wallet – in their own forest. By entering a Finnish forest property identification number into the calculator, you will receive a comparison of the nitrogen and phosphorus runoff from the forest into water bodies, how the carbon storage will be maintained, and the economic value of the forest, if continuous or periodic forest management is implemented over the next 50 years. The calculator is based on free forest data, is free to use and works nationwide. Silva developed the calculator together with researchers and companies Arvometsä and Avoin ry with a project funding from Baltic Sea Action Plan.
Open study material on CCF
The open web-based study material has been produced in collaboration with all Finnish universities of applied sciences teaching forestry. The material is suitable for educational purposes or self-study. It is available in Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian. The material was funded by The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation Lapland (KolArctic-project) and the translations by the Ministry of Environment.
New book on CCF with awarded authors
The guidebook Muuttuva metsä – opas jatkuvaan kasvatukseen by Finlandia-awarded authors Pekka Juntti and Anna Ruohonen gives research-based information on CCF. It helps forest owners make informed decisions based on their own values and goals in their own forests. The book is a reader-friendly information package for anyone interested in the topic, even without prior knowledge of forest management. Silva initiated the project, secured funding for the book and supported the work of the authors at various stages. The majority of the book's funding was obtained through Silva's crowdfunding campaign, to which over 150 individuals and companies participated.
How to support our work?Join as a member (in finnish)
As a member of Silva, you contribute to transforming forest management towards a more sustainable direction. With your support, we publish and develop valuable research-based materials, such as the Silva Forest Calculator and the online learning material. We continuously plan new projects in collaboration with competent stakeholders in the forest sector.
As a member, you will receive:
• Regular newsletters with up-to-date information on sustainable forest management and CCF materials, research, and events
• Free or discounted access to webinars, training events, and other activities
• Forest excursions to CCF sites across Finland
• Opportunities to participate in and influence the activities of the association
Most of our materials and webinars are offered only in Finnish, but don’t hesitate to ask us for information in English!
Silva's annual membership fee for individual members is €40 (€30 for retirees and students). For organizations/companies, the membership fee is based on revenue, with a fee of €400 for revenue under €3 million and €1000 for revenue over €3 million.
If you wish to support Silva's activities more generously, you can become a supporting member with a desired contribution amount (private individuals: €80 to €20,000, organizations: from €1000 to €20,000). This support can involve collaborative activities and communication partnerships. If you are interested in this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the desired support amount. You can find organizations supporting our activities on the Partners page.