RECARE measures to be piloted in Portuguese Government's post-fire restoration plans

Post fire mulching

6th October 2017, Portugal. The RECARE measures to prevent soil erosion in post-fire areas trialled in the Portuguese case study, are to be piloted as part of the Government's restoration plans to protect the burnt soils of the Pedrógrão Grande area affected by the devasting forest fires in June 2017.  The RECARE measures involve mulching the soil with pine wood or crushed eucalyptus (see here).  The Secretary of State for Forests, Miguel Freitas, reportedly said: "We will have to move very quickly. Erosion and waterproofing of soils are a threat to the region's natural resources that force us to race against time".  More information about the restoration plan can be found in this Portuguese news article or watch this TV broadcast (minute 30:15) from Jacob Keizer, the case study leader.  For further details about these measures, please contact Jacob Keizer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.