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Summary

The project aims to increase the resilience of southern European forests to climate change by including adaptive measures in public and private forest management plans. The aim is to develop a Technical Reference for Management and Forestry with climate change adaptation measures to be taken as a basis for the gradual modification of forest management plans throughout the province of Soria. This region is an example of forest management since the Middle Ages and will work on 200,881 ha of public forests (average of 12,000 ha/year) and on all private lands capable of implementing afforestation programs, especially reforestation of agricultural lands. It is intended to expand the model to the rest of the Region of Castile and Leon, the rest of Spain and Southern Europe.

The project has a total budget of 1.5 million euros and a four-year implementation period. The Global Nature Foundation is responsible for the coordination of LIFE Soria ForestAdapt, whose consortium of partners is made up of the "Fundación Centro de Servicios y Promoción Forestal y de su Industria de Castilla y León" (Cesefor), the "Fundación Empresa y Clima" (FEC), the "Asociación para promover el uso racional de los productos y servicios del monte" (FSC España), the "Asociación Española para la Sostenibilidad Forestal" (PEFC España) and the "Universidad de Valladolid" (UVa). The "Junta de Castilla y León" is a collaborating entity in this project.