The Soil Conservation Service of Iceland

The Soil Conservation Service of Iceland (SCSI)

Founded in 1907, the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland is a governmental agency under the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. The main tasks of the SCSI include combating desertification, sand encroachment and other soil erosion, promotion of sustainable land use and reclamation and restoration of degraded land. The work is on different levels, from policy making and research, to extension services and management of large- and small-scale reclamation projects.

Ecosystem degradation is by far the largest environmental problem in Iceland. Vast areas have been desertified after over-exploitation – the speed of erosion magnified by volcanic activity and harsh weather conditions. SCSI is dedicated to the prevention of erosion and to reclamation of eroded land.

 

 

The SCSI has four divisions: Land Protection, Research and Development, Public Relations and Administration. The agencies headquarters are at Gunnarsholt in S-Iceland, and district offices are located at Hvanneyri in Borgarfjörður, W-Iceland, Sauðárkrókur, N-Iceland, Húsavík, NE-Iceland, Egilsstaðir, E-Iceland and in Reykjavík .

 

Visitor Centre-Sagnagarður

 

United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme

 

Revegetation and Landcare in Iceland

 

Main Projects

 

The Soil Conservation Service of Iceland (SCSI)

Árni Bragason

Director

S. 488 3021 / 699 6262
arni.bragason@land.is

Þórunn Pétursdóttir

Relations and strategies

S. 488 3000
thorunnp@land.is

Elín F. Sigurðardóttir

Administration

S. 488 3030
elinfrida@land.is

Magnús H. Jóhannsson

Research & Development

S. 488 3019 / 691 1849
magnus@land.is
CV

Gústav M. Ásbjörnsson

Land Protection

S. 488 3050 / 863 0127
gustav@land.is

Landgræðslan

Starfsstöðvar

Starfsmenn

Um okkur

Rafrænir reikningar

Skýrslur

Umsóknir

Landupplýsingar

Landbótasjóður

Gæðastýring í sauðsfjárrækt

Bændur græða landið

Varnir gegn landbroti

Endurheimt votlendis

Hagagæði

GróLind

Lagaumhverfi

Auglýsingar

Aðalskrifstofa | Gunnarsholti | 851 Hella | Sími 488-3000 | Netfang land@land.is | Rafrænir reikningar | Kt: 710169-3659