2nd Meeting of the Project’s Advisory Board
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  • 2nd Meeting of the Project’s Advisory Board

    2 December 2016

    On November 22 the experts within the LIFE Montserrat Advisory Board met the Project’s Technical staff for the second working session since the beginning of the project in 2014. Right now the project is in the process of getting the livestock holdings under way. At this point, the meeting with the experts became a great […]

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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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  • Project briefing in Montserrat Park (El Bruc)

    24 October 2016

    Montserrat Park is a residential area located in the heart of one of the strategic areas for fire prevention identified by the Fire Department within the project area. Many project actions are therefore being implemented around this residential area. Since livestock activity is about to be introduced in the surroundings of Montserrat Park with the […]

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  • Technical workshop: What should be done in private forests?

    13 October 2016

    The Ecological and Forestry Applications Research Centre (CREAF) and the Provincial Council of Barcelona (Diputació de Barcelona) organize a technical workshop focused on forest management and fire prevention. Among the objectives of this workshop is the presentation and discussion of the results obtained after years of monitoring forestry actions carried out by forest owners associations […]

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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 results of study on regeneration of the area burnt in 2015

    16 August 2016

    In July 2015 a forest fire burned over 1200 hectares near Montserrat, directly affecting the LIFE Montserrat project area. Since then, a public research centre focused on forest ecology and wildfires (CREAF) is working on the monitoring of regeneration in the burnt area. During the fire, forestry works that had been carried out in the […]

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  • LIFE Montserrat Newsletter July 2016

    29 July 2016

    The second issue of the LIFE Montserrat Newsletter is already available. It includes main news concerning the project in the last six months. If you want to take a look at it, click here or find it in the RESOURCES section of this website together with previous issues already launched. In case you are interested […]

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