Official felling-free season has begun 18.05

Beginning on 15 May, for those moving around in nature across Estonia, 23 RMK information desks are now open, providing expert advice and information materials on trails in nature and other recreation sites and natural features. From 15 May to 15 September, RMK information desks are open from 10.00 – 20.00 on weekdays.

“Great weather is attracting increasing numbers of people into the forest; when planning leisure time in nature, it definitely pays to also stop by RMK information desks or do your homework in advance on our webpage,” said Marge Rammo, Head of the Recreation Management Department at RMK. “There, you can get help to plan your route, test your nature awareness and join the ‘In Cahoots with the Woods’ club of forest friends.”

Last year, there were 62 600 visits to RMK information desks during the summer season; all together, recreation areas, national parks and nature conservation areas in the state forest received 1.45 million visits in 2009.

RMK’s 23 information desks are located across Estonia, mostly at the centres of RMK’s recreation areas or conservation areas. Detailed information on opportunities for leisure in nature in Estonia is available at

RMK has selected, planned and established 13 recreation areas across Estonia; in addition to these, RMK is involved in visitor administration in five national parks and all conservation protected areas. In total, 13 recreation areas, 1735 kilometres of hiking trails, 178 chimneyed outdoor fireplaces, 41 camping areas, 24 forest huts, 15 forest houses, and 700 other stand-alone features have been set up for visitors in the state forest and conservation areas.

RMK also provides nature education activities at 18 nature centres and 4 nature houses across Estonia; in addition, interesting and educational experiences may be had at the Sagadi Nature School and Elistvere Animal Park.

RMK is a profit-making state agency established under the Forestry Act, aimed at the sustainable and efficient management of the state forest. RMK grows reforestation materials, organises forestry works and is engaged in the sale of forest and timber and the upkeep of wild animals. In addition, RMK provides opportunities for hiking in nature and resting in the forest at recreation areas, in five Estonian national parks and about 40 other protected areas, and shapes awareness of nature. RMK manages 38% of Estonia’s forests.

Further information:
Marge Rammo
Head, Recreation Management Department, RMK
Telephone 676 7530, 513 7035