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Restoration and maintenance of the woodland dunes continues in Gauja

IMG 6037The representatives of the LIFE CoHaBit project together with the specialists of the Latvia’s State Forests and contractor “R Grupa” review the progress of the works.

Pine felling in the first pilot area of the project near the village of Gauja has been completed; timber harvesting is currently under way.

In the second pilot area of the project, closer to the village of Gauja, the works have been successfully started. Through conversations with the contractors, we have come to the conclusion that, although we have prepared the technological maps very precisely, the woodland dune habitat restoration work still requires a lot of attention and care. Each site has to be treated individually, but at the same time, the overall landscape of the forest should not be overlooked – the reminds making a tapestry!

The forests of the Nature Park “Piejūra” have been planted, but unfortunately – never cultivated. The aim is to restore the dune forest to natural conditions, including both glades (open areas), thicker clusters of trees, undergrowth and trees of different ages. The restoration and maintenance of these planted forests will result in new habitats for different species and improved biodiversity.

Of course, we can agree that the forest does not look too good in the process. Big piles of logs and driveways can be an eyesore, but this is a work in progress. Usually, the surface layer begins to regenerate within a couple of years. We hope that the residents and visitors of the park will show understanding!

Please be safe! It is forbidden to move around the forest maintenance area! If you see forest maintenance work in progress, please choose another walking route.

We apologize for any inconveniences!

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Projekts LIFE CoHaBit (Nr. LIFE15 NAT/LV/000900) „Piekrastes biotopu aizsardzība dabas parkā “Piejūra”” tiek ieviests ar Eiropas Komisijas LIFE programmas un Valsts reģionālās attīstības aģentūras Latvijas vides aizsardzības fonda administrācijas finansiālu atbalstu.

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