Deliverable 13: Report with the 1st year monitoring results of the Pasture recovery through scrubland clearing (action C1)

This deliverable presents the results obtained from the monitoring of the pilot experiences in scrub clearing during the first year of monitoring (2021). The pilot experiences were mainly implemented by the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, the setting of initial monitoring variables was performed in 2020, and the first monitoring campaign is being carried out at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022 once the cattle had been in the plots.

Following the monitoring protocol developed in the Deliverable 8 (Nadal-Romero et al., 2020b), this document includes the first results obtained in the pilot experiences of scrubland clearing management with extensive livestock farming in Aragon (La Garcipollera) and La Rioja (San Romaán and Ajamil).

The first section is a short introduction to the deliverable, with a briefly description of the pilot experiments and the main objectives of this deliverable. The second section summaries the monitoring protocol, to have a quick overview of the monitored variables. The third, fourth and fifth sections detail the results of the first monitoring campaigns, in both sites of Aragon and La Rioja. Finally, the sixth section summarizes the main outcomes found in the first monitoring campaign.