Statskog

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Statskog SF
State owned
Industry Real estate
Founded 1860
Headquarters Namsos, Norway
Area served
Norway
Key people
Øistein Aagesen (CEO)
Revenue Increase NOK 237 million (2004)
NOK 25 million (2004)
NOK 26 million (2004)
Number of employees
161 (2006)
Parent Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Website www.statskog.no

Statskog is a Norwegian state-owned enterprise responsible for the management of state-owned forest and mountain real estate totaling approximately 20% of the area of Norway. About 5% of Statskog's land is productive forest while 80% is above the tree line. The company has its headquarters in Namsos.

In southern Norway the operations of productive forestry is conducted by Statskog-Borregaard Skogsdrift AS, a joint venture between Statskog and Borregaard. Across the country Statskog also manages hunting licences and allows for travel and tourism in nature.

History[edit]

Statskog was established in 1860 as Statens skovvæsen and was organized under the Ministry of the Interior. In 1957 it was separated from the Ministry of Agriculture under the name Direktoratet for statens skoger. It changed its name and underwent reorganisation in 1992–1993, and the head office was moved from Oslo to Namsos.[1] While it presently owns a fifth of the land of Norway, until July 1, 2006 it owned a third. As of that day all properties in Finnmark (a total of 95% of the land in the county) were transferred to the Finnmark Estate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Statskog SF". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 December 2010.