Forest Research Results into Practice

Discussing management options in the field. Photo: Elena Gorriz

On 16th December 2016, VALERIE colleagues from CCRI (University of Gloucester, UK) visited Roncal in Navarra, Spain. Together with USSE/Foresna and EFIMED a number of case study meetings were held with local stakeholders.

Following a field visit, a draft of the Joint Forest Management Plan was presented to the Roncal Forest Owners Group. In this collaborative interaction between forest owners and the VALERIE team, LIDAR information was successfully used as a novel technique in the preparation of the Management Plan. The next step is for the forest owners to analyse the management proposals that have been specifically designed for highly fragmented forest holdings.

More details of the meeting have been published as a news item on the EFIMED (Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute) website