On October 11, the presentation of the LIFE MixForChange project was held in the framework of the III Week of the Forest in Sant Celoni. The day, to which the media were convened, served to present the problems and objectives of the project, actions carried out until now and future actions in oaks, holm-oaks, chestnut trees and pine groves in the Montnegre-Corredor area, Montseny, Bellmunt, Collsacabra and Ripollès. The program can be consulted here.
Míriam Piqué, head of the Multifunctional Forest Management Program of the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) and coordinator of the project, opened the workshop. During her speech, Piqué highlighted the problems and objectives of the project: to implement innovative management strategies for climate change adaptation of mixed subhumid Mediterranean forests on the one hand and to strengthen the bio-economy linked to these forests by another.
Jaime Coello and Lídia Guitart, forestry engineers of the CTFC and the Association of Owners of the Montnegre i Corredor respectively, conducted the following talks. Coello talked about individual tree forestry as an opportunity to improve economic and environmental results of forest management in Catalonia while Guitart presented the first actions carried out in Montnegre-Corredor within the framework of the project.
To finish, Guitart guided the visit to one of the forests where actions of the project are being carried out. The visit was accompanied by a discussion on the practical application of management to promote climate adaptation of mixed forests.
The day was framed in the III Week of the Forest, held in Sant Celoni and organized by the Montnegre-Corredor Owners Association and the Sant Celoni Council.
Various Catalan media provided media coverage to the event:
- 30 euros l’any per tenir boscos més adaptats al canvi climàtic – Coorporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals
- Info 7 – Ràdio Sant Celoni