Alta Tuscia - Actions to preserve the NATURA 2000 sites in Alta Tuscia Viterbese, Italy
The Viterbo Province has started a process for the correct eco-sustainable management of the Alta Tuscia Viterbese. For this purpose, the management plans of six proposed Sites of Community Importance have already been prepared and the last one is by prepared during the LIFE project. Actions to minimise the impact of agriculture and of industrial exploitation of the woods on the natural habitats is also be carried out. An intense awareness raising campaign is implemented to inform the farmers on the naturalistic value of the sites and on the best agricultural practises. In parallel, the restoration of the riparian vegetation, of the habitats for the amphibians and the periodical mowing of the grasslands will be carried out. The monitoring of the Mezzano lake and the creation of a phyto-depuration plant addresses the water pollution problem, while sylvicultural works is carried out in order to improve the ecological conditions of the woods publicly managed. In addition, the Province promotes the adoption of the Pan European Forest Certification criteria for the exploitation of the woods.