Reindeer husbandry - summer grazing areas
The seasonal land use is divided into five seasons, which in turn are divided into two categories according to function and grazing intensity. Summer pastures are areas used by reindeer in the summer. Summer pastures are also divided into categories: Summer pasture 1 – High summer land, central parts generally above the tree line where reindeer remain around midsummer in order to meet their need for grazing, quiet conditions, cooling and as few insects as possible within short distances. Summer pasture 2 – Lower-lying summer land, less central and/or less intensively used areas. The use of pastureland will vary from year to year within the same area. The classification system is applicable to reindeer husbandry all over the country. The annual variations in factors such as weather and pasture conditions means that the delimitation of the seasons has to be somewhat broad and approximate.
Submitter: Norwegian Mapping Authority
Owner: Norwegian Agriculture Agency
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