Deliverable 18: Report with the 2nd year monitoring results of the Pasture recovery through scrubland clearing (action C1)

This deliverable presents the results obtained from monitoring of the pilot experiences during the second year of the monitoring in 2022. 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, the first monitoring campaign was realized in 2021, and this second monitoring campaign has been performed between May and November 2022.

Following the monitoring protocol developed in deliverable 9 (Pascual et al., 2020b), this document includes the results obtained in the pilot experiences of forest management for fire risk prevention and maintenance with extensive livestock farming in Aragon and Catalonia. This deliverable is built over the previous one (DL14. Report with the 1st year monitoring results of the implementation action C2), adding new results and conclusions.

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 and second monitoring campaigns, in both sites of Aragon and Catalonia. Finally, the sixth section summarizes the main outcomes found in the first monitoring campaign.