Chief of District: Koskela Antti I.
Mobile: +358 40 846 8321

15 Kuivasalmi

Hometown: Kittilä
Total area: 3 518.9 km2
Maximum number of reindeer: 6 000
Reindeer herders: 153

Kuivasalmi reindeer herding cooperative is part of the Kittilä reindeer marking district. The cooperative is located to the northwest part of the Kittilä municipality. The cooperative borders in north with Näkkälä and Sallivaara, in east with Sattasniemi and Lappi, in south with Alakylä and in west with Kyrö herding cooperatives.

78.8 % of the cooperative’s total area is state land and 21.2 % is owned by other landowners. The northern part of the cooperative reaches Lemmenjoki National Park. In the northwest there is Pulju wilderness area and in the northeast corner relatively small area of the Hammastunturi wilderness area.

The Suurkuusikko gold mine in Kittilä is located to the centre of the cooperative. The mine has been operating since 2009. There is project to broaden the mine toward Kuotko.  Enlargement of the operations requires building a new tailing pool and broadening of the mining district. Another significant and growing industry in the area is tourism. Levi tourism centre is located into the cooperative area. In addition a wind farm will be built in the Kuolavaara-Keulakkopää area.

The main round up fences are in Kursujärvenmaa and Sammalselkä.

The cooperative area is sparsely populated. The most important villages area Pulju, Lompolo, Köngäs-Rauduskylä, Hanhimaa, Pokka, Kuivasalmi, Kiistala, Jeesiöjärvi and Tepsa. The centre of Kittilä does not belong to the cooperative area.