Actions | Restoration actions
Simple flower meadows
In agricultural areas the benefits from fertilisers have been causing natural meadows to disappear for decades. The use of phytosanitary products has also considerably weakened the insect populations (bees, dung beetles, etc.).
The access routes for the high-voltage power lines in the last few hundred metres before they exit the forested areas constitute the perfect location to plant meadows which will serve as a refuge for flora and insects that have become rare and precious. They will also serve to maintain the reserves of seeds of guaranteed local origin for plants eradicated from the countryside by current agricultural practices.
Regular mowing and removal of the mowed vegetation will impoverish the soil and will allow a range of rare or lost plants to reappear. In extreme cases, it is possible to recreate flower meadows by sowing seeds from local plant varieties.
Farmers, hunters, beekeepers and local nature conservation associations could all find special benefits from drawing up contracts for the management of these areas during and after the LIFE project.
The LIFE project intends to create 20 hectares of flower meadows.