26th to 28th June, 2018 – Oporto (Portugal)
NET RISK WORK project was invited to be presented into the anual meeting organized by the Joint Planted Forests Facility and the IEFC. Taking advantage of the event, NET RISK WORK has also be present during the Scientific seminar on “Global Change and Associated Risk: Trends and Preparedness in the Planted Forests of Europe”, which took place on 27th June, under the frame work of the project Transnational Plans for the Management of Forest Risks – PLURIFOR.
Amongst different forest risk, such as storms or biotics (pests and diseases), forest fires have beeing permanently present during all the discussions. Wildfire risk into planted forests are seeing as one of the main major problems to deal with in a climate change context. The specific Atlantic conditions; in terms of weather, vegetation type, forestry economy, land ownership characteristics and traditional use of fire in agroforestry, of North Portugal and Galicia’s Region (Spain) provide a special forest context and wirldfire risk scenario which differs substantially regarding the Mediterranean conditions. Therefore, fire risk management will need to take into account all these particularities, aiming at mitigating social impacts and minimizing economicals and environmental losses. All in all, forest will have to face a wide level of complexity into the up-coming years, due to increasing pests trends which will favour forest conditions to other natueral hazards vulnerability.
The discussions where complemented with a fieldtrip across the Alto minho region, visiting many forest affected by 2017 fires, as well as all the restoration measures implemented.
In sum, an amazing sharing of experiences and know how between forest risks experts and forests managers which has strengthened the knowledge’s cross-link.
Further details of evfent here
(soon available the event presentation at the PLURIFOR project website)