The archipelagos cultural landscape (Skärgårdens kulturma..)
The archipelagos cultural landscape
SSouthwest Finlands and East Svealands coastline and archipelago have mutual uniquebiological, cultural and historical values bound to farming and the traditional use of land.In the Skärgårdens kulturmarker project, natural conservation and development of thelandscape are linked by the common goal that caring for the cultural landscape can benefitboth residents of the archipelago and the natural resources.In practice, the project was realised in cooperation with landowners, who collaboratedto restore valuable cultural land so that the areas can continue to be used for small-scalefarming. In addition, information was provided to the landowners and the general publicabout the values in the cultural landscape as well as problems and need for care. There wasalso a desire to secure long-term care of the landscape.This was realised by creation of plans for the areas and farm-to-farm visits, by developmentof restoration-, and maintenance methods for areas of high natural value, by promoting thedevelopment of a small-scale entrepreneurship within landscape maintenance, as well assupport of production of meat from natural grazing animals in the archipelago. Achievements: Please refer to the 'Description' field, which also includes the achievements of this project.
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