Despite being potentially devastating, some forest fires can have ecological benefits. In fact, there are around 100 kinds of plants, fungi, and animals that need forest fires to survive. To protect and enhance these species, the team at LifeTaiga lit around 120 controlled fires in several Natura 2000 sites across Sweden, bringing new life back to the woodlands.
Life Taiga will hold its final seminar online on 20 and 21 April. The project team will share its experiences and lessons learned. They will also examine how a number of other countries in the northern hemisphere work with prescribed burning.
The deadline for registration is 5 April. More information here.