The project, which will finalize in 2018, has a duration of 5 years. During this period, a series of actions will be carried out, consisting primarily of silvicultural operations involving an important demo component, and which will attempt to significantly improve the adaptation capacity, resistance, and resilience of black pine forests in the face of climate change. Highlighted actions are habitat conservation and improvement, habitat recuperation and great forest fire prevention. Also of note are transference actions, such as the elaboration of technical material, training and heightened awareness of forest landowners and professionals. Proposed management will be exemplified and knowledge will be shared about the problems and solutions, and about applying new management techniques which favor the conservation of this habitat, all while contextualizing the socio-economic characteristics of areas where black pine habitats are found.
Action will be carried out in the Catalonian Natura 2000 network, specifically in the 10 Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), with the inclusion of some Natural Parks. The total surface area under project action is composed of 320 ha divided into different farmlands, owned both publicly and privately.
The estimated project budget is 1.4 million euros, being financed by the European Union within the framework of the LIFE+ program which aims to improve preservation of habitats and species of interest to the community.