On 14 February, LIFE+ARCOS met in the Multi-Service Building of the Principality of Asturias with heads of the Protected Area and Nature Conservation Service, of the Directorate-General for Biodiversity. They talked about the next steps for the Barayo Partial Natural Reserve, including the SAC Peñarronda-Barayo, once the non-native forest cutting has concluded in the area.
Ms Teresa Sánchez Corominas, head of this service, attended the meeting. Items were brought up that will have to be included in the LIFE project’s plan of action for this area, relating to the definitive treatment of leftover plant material from the cutting of pine trees, the salinization of the dune system to eradicate adventitious species before planting activities and the plan to eliminate the invasive plant Spartina patens in the protected space, among other items.
The following people attended the meeting:
From LIFE+ARCOS: T. E. Díaz, main project lead; Ignacio Felpete, conservation activity technician in Asturias; Carlos Ley, manager of the company Ecología Litoral S.L. and Fernando de la Torre, from Coast Demarcation of Asturias.
From the Principality: Teresa Sánchez, head of the Protected Area and Nature Conservation Service; Víctor Vazquez, head of the Biodiversity Analysis and Conservation Section of said Service and Susana García, biologist of the section.