Service for the identification of open spaces for priority conservation and recovery in the Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser

Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser. Department of Territory and Sustainability, Government of Catalonia. 2018

The aim of this study was to identify open spaces that are a conservation priority, such as meadows, pastures, scrub, and other areas that could be recovered to promote ecological restoration.
The analysis was carried out using a methodology that assesses each open space with several variables, including the presence of species or habitats of community interest, the contribution to ecological connectivity, the distance to areas that are used more intensively by humans, the pasture quality and the representation of open habitats in the areas of the Natural Park. Areas to be reclaimed were selected based on locations that were recently occupied by black pine forests, in the vicinity of quality pastures and slopes.