“The forest is a national resource. It shall be managed in such a way as to provide a valuable yield and at the same time preserve biodiversity. Forest management shall also take into account other public interests.”
Extract from Section 1 of the Swedish Forestry Act:
The Swedish Forestry Act regulates the use of woodlands, and the current law was passed in 1993. The Act comprises provisions for the general focus of forest management, such as production and environmental objectives, the management of forest land, felling operations and nature conservation measures.
The Swedish Environmental Code
The Environmental Code is the combined legislation on environmental law, and became effective on 1 January 1999. The Environmental Code replaces 15 previous Acts, including the Nature Conservation Act, the Management of Natural Resources Act and the Environmental Protection Act.
The Environmental Code applies alongside the Swedish Forestry Act and when both of these laws are applicable, the more detailed provisions in the Swedish Forestry Act take precedence.