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Project

New methodologies for forest fire prevention (LIFE LANDSCAPE FIRE)

Description:

This project aims to develop large-scale measures to prevent forest fires, preserve biodiversity, increase forest resilience, empower decision-makers regarding the benefits of prevention, as well as identify a set of options and measures for local adaptation that will allow us to identify and suggest actions to reduce current and future territorial vulnerability in the region.

LIFE LANDSCAPE FIRE's main objective is to develop an effective procedure for fire prevention in Viseu Do Lafes, Portugal and in Sierra de Gata, Las Hurdes and Sierra de San Pedro, Spain. It will carry out a series of pilot actions, based on a methodology successfully implemented elsewhere (in Andalusia and Catalonia). This methodology combines prescribed fires and grazing techniques to reduce forest fuel, converting fire-prone forests into more resilient areas.

The project will contribute to a range of EU policy and legislation, including: the forest strategy; roadmap to a resource efficient Europe; circular economy action plan; thematic strategy for soil protection; biodiversity strategy; and the Habitats and Birds directives.

 

Project information

Lead

Comunidade Intermunicipal Viseu Do Lafes

Partners

IPV (Instituto Politécnico de Viseu)

UEX (Universidad de Extremadura)

MSSP (Mancomunidad Integral Sierra de San Pedro)

JUNTAEX (DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE MEDIO AMBIENTE CONSEJERÍA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y RURAL, POLITICAS AGRARIAS Y TERRITORIO; JUNTA DE EXTREMADURA)

Published in Climate-ADAPT Oct 27 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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