Reforestation Could Create 1,000 Jobs - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Reforestation Could Create 1,000 Jobs

Published June 23, 2009

The Icelandic Forestry Association is
developing a plan to create 1,000 new jobs in the country by hiring
people to plant trees.
The project would be conducted during the summer in conjunction with the Directorate of Labour, state funding and local municipalities. A statement from the organization states in part, “The purpose of this project is to create summer jobs for the unemployed who are ready to spend the summer in a varied and entertaining profession.” Duties would include not just planting trees but also landscaping, fence repair, and the building of steps on parts of trails requiring them.
The
Icelandic Forestry Association was founded in 1930.
It is a nationwide alliance of 61 local and regional
forestry societies, with a combined membership of
about 7500 people. The Association is a non-governmental
organisation and is a major movement for nature
conservation in Iceland. For more information, visit their website for contact information.

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