Last week a course in conservation fire was held outside of Jokkmokk. Representatives from the rescue services of Boden and Jokkmokk, The National Property Board of Sweden, The Swedish Fortifications Agency, SCA, Jokkmokks Allmänning and local forest entrepreneurs.
It was Jokkmokks Allmänning that arranged the course for educational purposes and to strenghten the cooperation in the area in case of fire, should it break out and at the same time taking care of the forest.
The main objective of a conservation fire is to help the biological diversity of the forest. Endangered insects that thrive in the aftermaths of a fire need it to ensure the continuation of their species. And birds get some well needed food too. All the water used in the fire fighting is from local lakes and does not contain any addatives.