Assisted Natural Regeneration in UVA province
Updated: Feb 13, 2020
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 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 ;
2. Invasive "elephant grass" on the given landscape.
3. Poor forestry and forest management ill considered of landscape ecology.
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.