The dataset defines the six reindeer grazing areas that together constitute the Sami reindeer grazing area. The right to practice reindeer husbandry within these areas is exclusive to the Sami population. This special Sami right is not applicable outside these areas, where special permission is required for reindeer husbandry on owned and leased land. A reindeer grazing area constitutes an administrative unit for a number of reindeer grazing districts. The County Governor is the administration authority in the reindeer grazing areas.
The area boundaries are indicative as information for the reindeer industry, public administration, the planning authorities and developers.