Forestry Extension Institute

Mjøsbrygga. Foto: John Are Lindstad

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.

The Forestry Extension Institute is a non-govern­mental orga­ni­sa­tion founded in 1958. The insti­tute is orga­nised as a part­nership with 37 fore­stry orga­ni­sa­tions and scien­tific insti­tu­tions forming the member­ship. Between 20 and 25 persons are employed at the insti­tute, most of them being profes­sional fore­sters and exten­sion specialists.

The acti­vities of the insti­tute are nation­wide and cover a large variety of subjects within:
• forest mana­ge­ment
• plan­ning
• economy
• silvi­cul­ture
• ecology and certi­fi­ca­tion
• multiple use of forest land.
• buil­ding and mainte­nance of forest roads
• forest opera­tions and tech­ni­ques
• wild­life mana­ge­ment and hunting 

For 40 years the insti­tute has managed the exten­sion programme Activity in Forestry. This programme consists of a number of courses offered to forest owners and forest workers all over the nation.

For the teachers and the pupils in the elemen­tary school, the insti­tute manages an educa­tional programme: Learning with the forest