Visit to the Gran Paradiso National Park
From the 6th to the 8th of July the project team has been busy in Noasca for the action C.6 (Feasible adaptation strategies: identification and test on pilot areas). Together with the project members of Gran Paradiso National park, two pastures areas boarding with larch (Larix decidua) an European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) woods were visited. In each area surveys were made to collect data about the frequencies of found plant species, allowing to evaluate their utility for pasture. The possibility of extending the pasture activity under the boarding woods was explored deciding the management measures to be applied to make it possible.
It was also visited the area recently purchased by Gran Paradiso National Park in the framework of the project. In this area there is an alpine bog, containing a high number of rare species; to be protected as a biodiversity reserve.
It was also possible to talk with local shepherds collecting further useful informations about the management of pasture on the analyzed areas.