Reindeer husbandry - grazing zones

Dataset

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.

Specific usage

The area boundaries are indicative as information for the reindeer industry, public administration, the planning authorities and developers.

Distributions

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Contact information

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Contact metadata:
Bjørnar Strøm-Hågensen, reindriftskart@landbruksdirektoratet.no – Norwegian Agriculture Agency

Contact owner:
Bjørnar Strøm-Hågensen, reindriftskart@landbruksdirektoratet.no – Norwegian Agriculture Agency

Contact publisher:
Ingvild Nystuen, gisdrift@nibio.no – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Distribution

Spatial representation: Vector

Format:
  • GML
  • SOSI 4.5

Distribution type: Geonorge download

Units of distribution: landsfiler

Reference systems:
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 33, 2d

Constraints

Access constraints: Open data

Use constraints: License

Licence: Norsk lisens for offentlige data (NLOD)

Security constraints: Unclassified

Help

The reindeer grazing areas where Sami reindeer husbandry takes place covers approx. 40 % of the land area of Norway, extending from Finnmark in the north to Engerdal, Hedmark in the south. Sami reindeer husbandry also takes place in Trollheimen on the basis of a special legal arrangement. Non-sami reindeer husbandry takes place in the mountain areas in Southern Norway, based on agreements with landowners. Shape files can be downloaded here: http://www.skogoglandskap.no/temaer/Nedlasting_av_kart