Resource Details

Corporacion Regional Antioquia - SINA II (Regional Corporation of Antioquia - National Environmental System - Forest restoration projects)

Project: Project - Government

Contact Info

Corporacion Regional Antioquia - Medellin, Colombia

Affiliations

Corporacion Regional Antioquia - Medellin, Colombia

Departamento Nacional de Planeacion - Bogota, Colombia

Fundacion Natura, Colombia - Bogota, Colombia

Link(s)

Evaluation available in Spanish from Departamento Nacional de Planeacion

Species Info

  • Cupressus lusitanica
  • Tibouchina lepidota
  • several other native and exotic species

Description

From 2007-2010, the regional corporation of Antioquia (Colombia) performed numerous forest restoration projects in the montane forests of the region, including the municipal governments of Ebejico, Tamesis, and Jerico.

Most of the planted forest was located on land owned by these municipal governments, often for the purpose of watershed protection. Most of the planted areas had previously been used for cattle pasture; some areas had been used as pine plantation. Approximately 100 ha of forest were planted for restoration and approximately 100 ha of secondary forest enrichment was planted. 

This project was part of a nationwide program of forest restoration, established by the Colombian Ministry of Environment and implemented by various regional corporations, municipal governments, and private contractors. Some projects involved plantings on public lands, while others involved plantings on private lands, largely cattle pasture. 

 

 

Geographical Region

  • Andean Region
  • Ecosystems

  • Montane Forest
  • Country

  • Colombia
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