After the French Revolution, the forests of Lucerne have been divided and privatized more than in any other region of Switzerland. Today, approximately 70% of Lucerne's forests are owned by individuals or private organizations. Only by realignment of the Lucerne Forest Service, initiated in 1997, as well as by disassembling its sovereign and operational tasks, has it been possible to overcome disadvantages of small scale private forestry. The formation of regional organizations is crucial in this regard.

This content is only available as a PDF.