Prescribed fire in Serra de Can Rubió
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  • Prescribed fire in Serra de Can Rubió

    2 March 2017

    Located in the southeastern part of the project area, between the villages of Esparreguera and Collbató, Serra de Can Rubió i dels Gatells is a mountainous area considered of strategic interest for forest fire prevention. Prescribed burning will be carried out in 20 hectares of this area during the next weeks. Several bird species of […]

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  • More goats for the project

    17 January 2017

    50 new goats have been purchased to strengthen a herd that grazes in the Can Rubió and Gatells mountains, between the villages of Esparreguera and Collbató. This same herd had already received 92 animals in 2016 that were purchased by the LIFE Montserrat project. With the arrival of these new goats the number of animals […]

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  • Signing of livestock transfer agreements

    23 November 2016

    Livestock purchase is among the LIFE Montserrat project’s actions. Once the animals have been purchased, they are transferred to those holdings committed to the project objectives in order to enhance grazing activity in areas that have been identified as strategic for forest fire prevention. The recent arrival of new animals to some holdings located in […]

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  • Livestock holdings from El Bruc receive new animals

    18 November 2016

    The Sant Simeó area, located in El Bruc, is one of the strategic areas that have been identified for fire prevention. In Sant Simeó there are two holdings working under the objectives of the LIFE Montserrat project. In November, both of them have received new livestock in order to strengthen grazing activity in the area. […]

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  • Grazing activity for fire protection buffer zones maintenance in residential areas

    14 November 2016

    Opening and maintenance of buffer zones is a compulsory measure that has to be attended by plot owners in residential areas in order to increase its protection against forest fires. Whenever plot owners do not attend this demand, subsidiary liability relies on local governments. Buffer zones can be maintained by mechanical means but also through […]

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  • New purchase of livestock

    27 September 2016

    Most of the project expenditure in livestock is taking place during the second half of 2016. A batch of 25 goats arrived to El Bruc in July to start up one of the two new flocks that will be settled in that area. This first flock will be increased with another 25 goats before the […]

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  • First livestock purchases

    15 February 2016

    The LIFE Montserrat has completed the purchase of a flock of 92 celtiberic goats that will soon start grazing in the mountains between Collbató and Esparreguera, a strategic area for fire prevention in the south-eastern part of the project area. This is only the first of several livestock purchase operations necessary to improve herds of […]

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  • New prescribed fires in Puigventós

    5 February 2016

    Prescribed fires that should have been carried out in the Puigventós area during 2015 have been completed in January 2016. This action remained unfinished in December due to unexpected moisture of the vegetation. Overall, about 9 Ha of shrubs have been burnt. It is a step forward concerning fuel load reduction and local resilience to […]

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  • Strong boost to the livestock side of the project

    19 January 2016

    Actions dealing with livestock activity are critical for achieving project’s goals concerning fire prevention in strategic areas. The allocation of grazing areas to particular farmers is a key step already under way after a long time spent in the identification and selection of local farmers and once strategic areas for fire prevention have been fully […]

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