Project activities

Discover the activities performed by LIFE MIDMACC project

One of the main objectives of the LIFE MIDMACC project is the implementation and testing of different landscape management measures to meet climate change related challenges and to improve socioeconomic development in mid-mountain areas of Spain. One of these adaptation measures is the application of shrub clearing to promote extensive livestock, for fire risk prevention and other environmental issues (soil quality, landscape structure, water resources). In Aragón, this pilot experience is located in “La Garcipollera” Research Station (Government of Aragón) (Central Pyrenees, Huesca, Spain).
One of the main objectives of the LIFE MIDMACC project is the implementation and testing of different landscape management measures to meet climate change related challenges and to improve socioeconomic development in mid-mountain areas of Spain. One of these adaptation measures is the application of forest management for fire risk prevention and promotion of extensive livestock in Mediterranean mid-mountain areas. In Aragón, this pilot experience is being carried out in “La Garcipollera” Research Station (Government of Aragón) (Central Pyrenees, Huesca, Spain).
One of the main objectives of the LIFE MIDMACC project is the implementation and testing of different landscape management measures to meet climate change related challenges and to improve socioeconomic development in mid-mountain areas of Spain. One of these adaptation measures is the application of forest management for fire risk prevention and its maintenance with extensive livestock farming, which are carried out in two study regions, in Aragon and Catalonia.
On 19th February of 2020, the first meeting of the Supra-regional working group was held in Zaragoza with 11 representatives from all three territories participating in the project: Catalonia, Aragon and La Rioja. The results of the territorial committees were presented and the participants proposed solutions to some of the project barriers identified by the committees.
On 30th and 31th of January of 2020 the NEEMO monitor who is monitoring LIFE MIDMACC project made the first annual visit. The meeting was hold i Zaragoza (CSIC headquarters). The project beneficiaries solve doubts, explain the progress and milestones achieved in these first six months and made a field visit to the experimental farm in La Garcipollera (Aragon), where the IPE-CSIC is implementing different pilots.
On 13th of December of 2019, at the IPE-CSIC headquarters (Jaca), the 1st meeting of the Regional Committee of Stakeholders in Aragon was hold. There were 25 participants from 17 different institutions and entities. In addition to know in deep the project, participants contributed suggesting improvements to the proposal and identifying barriers for project application in the territory. Small work groups were focused on the two actions which will be implemented in Aragon: (1) pasture recovery through scrub clearing and (2) forest management with extensive livestock.
On 4th of December of 2019, at the Terroba council (Valle de Leza), the 1st meeting of the Regional Committee of Stakeholders in La Rioja was hold. There were 22 participants from 15 different institutions and entities. In addition to know in deep the project, participants contributed suggesting improvements to the proposal and identifying barriers for project application in the territory. Small work groups were focused on the two actions which will be implemented in La Rioja: (1) pasture recovery through scrub clearing and (2) vineyard optimisation.
On 29th of November of 2019, at the Casa de Cultura of Girona, the 1st meeting of the Regional Committee of Stakeholders in Catalonia was hold. There were 25 participants from 22 different institutions and entities. In addition to know in deep the project, participants contributed suggesting improvements to the proposal and identifying barriers for project application in the territory. Small work groups were focused on the two actions which will be implemented in Catalonia: (1) forest management with extensive livestock and (2) vineyard optimisation.
On September 6th 2019, a first design workshop of the pilot activities in the forest area in Requesens estate was conducted. The workshop was attended by MIDMACC coordinators, a representative of the LIFE Polyfarming project and a representative of the ownership of the Requesens estate. The meeting included a field visit and allowed us to start the different tasks that we have to perform in this study area.