RMK manages Estonian state forests

Estonia is one of the most richly forested countries in the world – half of our land area is covered by forests.

RMK, aka the State Forest Management Centre, manages around 30% of Estonia and 45% of all Estonian forests. RMK is the keeper, protector and manager of all forests and other diverse nature biomes belonging to the Republic of Estonia. RMK grows forests, maintains the values associated with nature, earns income for the government by managing its forests, creates opportunities for physical activity in nature and spreads knowledge about nature.

RMK’s areas of activity are:

  • land use management;
  • forest management;
  • forest surveying;
  • seed and plant managemen;
  • timber marketing;
  • nature management, including visits and environmental protection.
Sagadi Forest Centre, Elistvere Animal Park and Põlula Fish Rearing Centre all form part of RMK.

RMK employs around 700 people directly and a total of 6500 find employment in its forests.

Estonia’s state forests are managed sustainably. This is reflected in the forestry certificates issued to RMK by both the FSC® (FSC-C022757) and PEFC. RMK also has the environmental management system certificate ISO 14001 and the quality management system certificate ISO 9001.

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