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Assisted Natural Regeneration in UVA province

Updated: Feb 13

Beginning to restore ecosystems does not mean we plant vast numbers of trees.

A skilled sense of restoration begins with observations and historical records for the reason a given ecosystem is in its current (degraded or changed) state.

In such a landscape WHAT CAN ONE DO TO IMPROVE THIS EXISTING BASELINE IN AN EFFICIENT AND INCLUSIVE MANNER?


Using Analog Forestry in the said region of We-Eli Oya, Sorowgune EarthRestoration restores degraded landscapes and ecological connectivity by assisting natural regeneration (ANR). Using ANR has shown great success and has saved greatly on plant movement costs that transact into a fossil driven economy.

The fires are caused arson. Annually, for over a century, the intermediate savannah forest of Sri Lanka would be systemically decertified due to a lack of oversight and thoughtful land management practices determined to be of use to humans.

The methodology pays indigenous farmers to nurture tree crops that are placed into an Analog Forestry design within their farms, while they secure the peripheral forest and contours, and manage the highly compromised fledgling plants that are a feature of the savannah landscape. Without this intervention these species would stand no chance of survival due to ;


1. Arson

2. Invasive "elephant grass" on the given landscape.

3. Poor forestry and forest management ill considered of landscape ecology.

Managing the contours has allowed for pioneer tree species native to these landscapes emerge over 1m in height for the first time in over half a century
Using AF methodology, the management is mapping out native species that are well established but have no opportunity apart from the ANR process that allows for their growth
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2019

The community of farmers look after this degraded 'block fo forest' using the access away to ensure that arsonists are observed. In the case of a fire that the community is activated to mitigate the risks of it spreading fast


Farming PES :


In the way we integrate skill / technology and landcare methodology, we see the farmer as a restorer, and the farm a restoration site. These new skills will allow a growing population opportunity to profit in restoration, not destruction.

The study of the growth of Photosynthetic Biomass of these species will build the foundations for a new economy based of restoring contributions to the atmosphere. Pic :EarthRestoration 2020
The cost of this restorations effort is transacted back to the community for helping to protect the existing baselines, and prevent fires.








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