The project will describe, analyze and evaluate spatial planning methods for integration of outdoor recreation in urban forestry plans. The project is rooted in a Nordic outdoor life tradition characterized by simplicity and popularity, in which the right of public access is a key element and empirical research studies as a rule. Outdoor recreation behaviour and preferences are in change, challenging the traditional way to plan and manage the forest. At the same time, there is an increasingly attention to the importance of forests for public health and well-being, especially urban woodlands. Sustainability and conservation is today an important part of outdoor recreation, but the interconnection between these values in planning are not well developed. In general, forestry sector have no official or common used methods to allocate social values in forestry plans. We are a multidisciplinary group of researchers, representing three institutions from Norway, two from Sweden and one from New Zealand. Our proje ct will be built upon ongoing research and founding in the three countries, with special synergy effects to the Swedish research programme "Outdoor recreation in change", project C and project D. The overall aim of the project is to give a state of the ar t of planning for outdoor recreation in forest, and to identify, develop and test out promising planning methods for use in forestry sector and municipal multiple-use plans. Our research plan includes reviews, web-surveys, field work, interviews, workshop s and seminar, with Oslomarka as case. The length of the projects is proposed as three years, to allow comprehensive review, field work in case area and publishing of reports and reviewed articles. The total budget for the project is 1.8 million NOK.