Meeting expectations

Metsähallitus is a state-run enterprise, which uses, manages and protects state-owned land and water areas under its responsibility in a sustainable manner. Metsähallitus is a commercial operator in forestry and property development. Metsähallitus also has public administration duties pertaining to state-owned land and water areas: nature conservation, wilderness supervision and provision of recreational opportunities.

The State of Finland (as the owner), customers and stakeholders place expectations on Metsähallitus. Metsähallitus can only operate successfully if it can reconcile all these differing expectations.

The State of Finland expects Metsähallitus to

  • manage state-owned land and water areas in a proper manner and increase their value
  • generate revenue for the state
  • create prerequisites for new business and other activities in state-owned land areas
  • protect cultural heritage and biodiversity
  • protect the owner's interests in state-owned areas
  • provide citizens with services and wellbeing
  • take into consideration the needs of the organisations using state-owned land areas (Finnish Defence Forces, research and education institutions)
  • promote the climate benefits generated by state-owned land areas, such as carbon sequestration.



Photo: Olli-Pekka Orpo