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The Swedish King at field trip with Future Forests

Published: 18 November 2016

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf attended Future Forests’ excursion in Vindeln September 1st 2016. The theme for the field excursion was “Future Forests - Resarch on Forestry and Society”. The excursion was led by Professor Annika Nordin, Program Director, together with Future Forests’ researchers.

Professor Annika Nordin, Program Director, here together with Maria Norrfalk, Head of the Future Forests’ Board; Magdalena Andersson, Governor of Västerbotten County and King Carl XVI Gustaf.
Representatives from the Future Forests’ board, the principals of the research program as well as representatives from the forestry sector were attending. The King is greeted by Olof Johansson, Head of forestry and environment at state owned forest company Sveaskog.
King Carl XVI Gustaf appreciated the excursion.
The King and the participants listened with interest when historian Anna Sténs, Umeå universitet and conservation biologist Jean-Michel Roberge, SLU, talked about their research on forest conservation, science and values through history.
Among the participants at the Royal excursion were Professor Wilhelm Agrell, Lund University and member of the Future Forests board.
The King also visited the experimental site “Krycklan”, which is one of the most intensively studied watersheds in the world.
Professor Hjalmar Laudon is showing the King how hydrological mapping can be used as a tool for buffer zones in future forestry.