Regeneration work on a native forest in Lantarón

Alava Provincial Council has completed work on regenerating a native forest in the municipality of Lantarón in Alava as part of the LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project.

The initiative involves restoring 3.6 hectares of original woodland along the riverbank, where a total of 3,130 trees have been planted. As far as the species used are concerned, the plot is divided into two sub-zones: one that borders the River Ebro more closely, where riverside species (Populus alba, Alnus glutinosa, Fraxinus angustifolia and Salix) have been planted, and the other where the original copse of Pinus pinea has been restored in combination with other species such as gall oak.

This will contribute to the conservation and recovery of the corridor of the River Ebro's special area of conservation (SAC) and its natural habitats, thereby ensuring the connectivity of the riverbanks and facilitating the movement and presence of fauna of interest.

This initiative is part of action C.5.1. Nature-based solutions (NBS) in river basins.

Collaborating institution: Alava Provincial Council