Photo: Sigve Reiso, Naturarkivet

Cultural landscape

The term "cultural landscape" refers to all landscapes that have been influenced by human activity. 

Both ecosystems and longstanding agricultural landscapes are on the verge of disappearing because of changes in the cultural landscape. Several plants, insects, and animals are found only in this landscape. The Norwegian Environment Agency cooperates with the agricultural sector, the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, and several research and education communities in our work on cultural landscapes. We survey, monitor, implement measures, and manage the landscapes.