Here’s how you can contribute
By taking photos and documenting a forest area in different ways before and after a felling, we maintain an accurate picture of how the forest and the Swedish landscape is changing. To contribute to this project, you need to visit a forest before and after a forest has been cut down.
1. Before reported logging
Document all unusual, red-listed and protected species, or species that are strongly linked to old-growth forests and are prioritized in the Forest Conservation Act. Make a list and, if possible, take photos. You also need to take a lot of photographs of the forest in its current state. Take a camera and move systematically around the area. Aim for a comprehensive documentation. Filming with a drone is recommended.
If the authority doesn’t act, the forest will most likely be felled, which can be disheartening. But keep in mind that you have contributed to the important documentation of the natural values that were there prior to the felling.
2. After logging
When the forest has been cut down, go back to the same areas, and continue with the second part of the documentation. This is less demanding. Photograph and film the new environment, preferably from similar viewpoints. Try to find an elevated area where you can get a good panoramic shot. Do not focus on the worst parts of the felling but try to document from the same angles and places as before the felling. Try to make the documentation as comprehensive as possible. Send your documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org