Baltic Fund for Nature

Forest resources

The forest fund lands are unevenly distributed among municipalities of the Ladoga Region showing a clear tendency for the resource growth eastwards. Degree of forest cutting is also uneven depending on availability of forest resources and accessibility of the forests (Table 4.3).

Table 4.3. Data on the forest fund areas and allowable cut size in individual municipalities



Forest fund areas (1000 ha)

Allowable cut size (1000 m3)

Leningrad region

Volkhovsky district



Kirovsky district



Lodejnopolsky district



Priozersky district



Republic of Karelia

Lahdenpohsky district



Olonetsky district



Pitkarantsky district



Sortavalsky district



The territory of the Ladoga region (mainly its' eastern part) in general has 13% of the Leningrad region forest fund and 22% of timber stocks allowed for cutting. Forests in the Karelian part of the Lake Ladoga area are the most fragmented and disturbed by human activities since the very first stages of the assimilation of the area by people.

At present, considerable forested areas situated along river banks, shores of large lakes, Lake Ladoga shore included in the are the first class forests. In addition to forest stands in the water protection zones, a number of forests are surrounding cities and towns thus forming the settlement green zone. In Priozersky and Lodejnopolsky districts of the Leningrad region have preserved small fragments of old-growth forests. All these forests have the status of protected and high recreational value. Final cuttings are prohibited in these forests.

Forest resources in the Lake Ladoga area are of industrial, recreational and tourist value, as well as a source of non-timber products (berries, mushrooms) for the local inhabitants.

Current state of forestry in the region is described in the section "Economy. Forest resources".

Change language

About project
  • Background
  • Purpose and Objectives
  • Project Personnel

  • Legislative basis
  • Legislation
  • Lake Ladoga drainage area as a management object

  • Environment
  • Geomorphology and landscapes
  • Climate
  • Waters, sediments and biota
  • Water - Land Border Zone
  • Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • Natural resources
  • Mineral
  • Agricultural
  • Forest
  • Fish
  • Game
  • Tourism

  • Protected areas
  • Leningrad region
  • Republic of Karelia

  • Social and demographic situation
  • History of the area
  • Population numbers and structure
  • Employment structure

  • Economy
  • Industry
  • Exploitation of mineral resources
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Fisheries
  • Hunting
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Economical significance of natural resources and resource use

  • Ecological assessment
  • Sources of human impact
  • Assessment of the state of ecosystem components
  • Hot spots

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Development scenarios
  • Proposed strategies

  • Literature

    About website
  • Site's map
  • Links
  • Contact information