Nature reserves in the City of Lahti represent a diverse variety of biotypes, including bogs, heath forests and wetlands with their flora and fauna.
Nature reserves contribute to the preservation and diversity of natural features. In addition to preserving nature, conservation also helps secure the well-being and livelihoods of humans.
There are currently 14 areas protected under the Nature Conservation Act in Lahti, with a total area of 1,000 hectares and around 2% of the City’s area. The protected areas represent bogs, wetlands and forest characteristic of the nature around Lahti.
Under the Nature Conservation Act, the City of Lahti may protect a tree, group of trees, boulder or other similar naturel formation that warrants special protection due to its beauty, rarity, scenic importance, scientific value or other comparable reason.