Vidzemes Mežsaimnieks

About us

The history of Vidzemes Mežsaimnieks started in 1996. Since then, the company has become a stable player in the forest industry of Latvia. Our core activities are forest regeneration and tending, forest processing, timber selling, and agriculture.

 

Latvian Forestry Pioneers

Vidzemes Mežsaimnieks is one of the first companies in Latvia which started to apply the selective cutting method in final felling. This is considered as a more environment-friendly forest management approach than a traditional clear-cutting forestry. Additionally, it saves resources for the forest regeneration.

In 2001, Vidzemes Mežsaimnieks obtained the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certificate (NC-FM/COC-014195, FSC-C002604, issued on 13th October 2021, valid until 12th October 2026) which confirms that its holder combines in practice the principles of environment-friendly, socially responsible, and economically viable forestry.

Vidzemes Mežsaimnieks manages its own forest real estates as well as those owned by natural persons. Currently, the company manages 1591 ha of the area.

New Investment in Organic Agriculture

The company owns and manages more than 500 ha of agriculture land. Vidzemes Mezsaimnieks has decided to cultivate not only conventional crops like cereals but also in the field of aromatic plants and medical herbs. The main focus is to produce organic products – both cereals and herbs.

Currently, the company is growing 20 ha of different aromatic and medical plants, such as German Chamomile, Arnica Montana, Valerian, Lavanda angustifolia, and others.

In cooperation with other related companies, Vidzemes Mezsaimnieks has obtained a full herb primary processing line and a belt dryer to provide its customers with quality products.