• SCA and Medelpad’s Botanical Association cooperate

    SCA and Medelpad’s Botanical Association have signed a three-year cooperation agreement. The idea is that the association will conduct an inventory of changes to the species composition of vascular plants following the nature conservation harvesting carried out by SCA in western Medelpad.

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  • White-backed woodpeckers nesting on SCA’s land

    There are white-backed woodpeckers nesting on SCA’s land in Västerbotten. This very rare woodpecker has stringent habitat requirements and SCA has taken several measures in the area to try and attract the bird. It seems those efforts have finally paid off.

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  • SCA designates landscapes for endangered species

    SCA has designated ten Action Plan (Sw. Åtgärdsprogram or ÅGP) landscapes that contain concentrations of species with particular requirements and are included in special action plans. The approximately 30 ÅGP species are also on SCA’s list of protected species. “Simply put, this is about doing the right thing at the right location. We are now raising our level of ambition in relation to nature conservation measures in both forests with nature conservation targets and in forests with production targets,” says Anna Cabrajic, forest ecologist at SCA.

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  • SCA tests alternative harvesting method

    From above, the site in Tjäderberget Conservation Park looks like a large chess board with forested patches alternated with small harvested areas. SCA has tested a variation of group selection harvesting here with the aim of retaining the feeling of a forest after harvesting and avoiding large treeless areas.

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  • Swedish forest industry develops tomorrow’s sustainable forest machine

    A new type of forest machine is currently driving around the forests of Sweden. It combines a low-impact approach, increased productivity and an improved operator environment and is the result of a major cooperative project that has been under way since 2019. The concept machine is called Centipede and it has been developed by SCA, seven other Swedish forestry companies and the forest machinery manufacturer Komatsu. The machine is currently being test driven and the results are promising.

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