LIFE Aukstumala - Restoration of raised bog of Aukštumala in Nemunas Delta Regional Park (LIFE12 NAT/LT/000965)

LIFE12 NAT/LT/000965

The project´s main objective is to restore and maintain the favourable conservation status of the "7110 Active Raised bog" habitat within the Aukštumalos Telmological Reserve. This will be done by damming old drainage ditches within the high moor, thus raising the water table within the project area and increasing sphagnum growth. Large-scale removal of invading bushes and trees from overgrown high moor areas will complement the damming action. The foreseen conservation actions will also support other Annex II habitat types ("3160 natural dystrophic lakes") and species (e.g. black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) and wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola).

Coordinator: Lithuanian Fund for Nature             


Partners: AmphiConsult; Administration of Nemunas Delta Regional Park; Silute forest enterprise; Nature Research Centre; Klasmann-Deilmann Šilutė, JSC.