Statskog has sold 187 properties in total amounts to nearly 400,000 goal since 2010.
Licensing remains a part of these properties, said State Forests. The dominant buying group buyers will remain in the municipality where the property purchased is.
Buyers who are land and forest users in the neighboring municipality covering for nearly 80 percent of purchases.
Environment Directorate has acquired 21 properties totaling approximately 50,000 acres. 14 properties of about 20,000 acres purchased by municipalities.
– Sales so far shows that local forest owners use the opportunity to buy property that strengthen private economic basis for forest management and leasing of hunting and fishing rights.
There is every reason to assume that this trend will continue, says a manager in Statskog, Carl Petter Wister.
Statskog sells fall another 15 properties totaling 73,000 acres. The properties are located in Telemark, Oppland, Møre og Romsdal, South and North Trøndelag.
The properties sold are part of the so-called overall selling, Statskog conducts in the period 2011 to 2020.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today