Post-Wildfire Land Restoration in Spain
- Fresno de Rodilla and Quintanapalla
- CASTILLA Y LEÓN, SPAIN
Understanding Nature Restoration After Wildfires
How Do Wildfires Cause Land Degradation?
Land Life’s Approach to Post-Wildfire Restoration
Land Life Project: Fresno de Rodilla, Spain
The fire that devastated Fresno de Rodilla happened back in August 2012. The fire burned more than 200 hectares. Land Life started working to restore this region in 2018, including the neighboring town of Quintanapalla. Image source: NASA.
Native and mixed-species
- 02Use of the Cocoon
sequestered over 40 years
Reviving Fresno de Rodilla: Land Life's Sustainable Approach After the Wildfire
As a consequence of a devastating fire in August 2012, we carried out a reforestation project in Fresno and Quintanapalla in partnership with the local town councils. After a few years of waiting, there was no natural regeneration, Land Life decided to bet on innovation and new technology to undertake reforestation in Fresno, as well as in the neighboring town of Quintanapalla. The goal: to restore soil quality and bring the area back to life. Despite strong winds in the project area, our 97,000 tree plantation, which also uses Cocoon, has an overall health score of 75%. Land Life's approach is to halt soil degradation in Fresno and Quintanapalla and return the area to the native forest that once prevailed before the fire while creating an environment that promotes biodiversity.
"New and special forest planted on the ashes of an old forest that collects the raindrops that will end up in two seas"FERNANDO N. MAYOR FRESNO DE RODILLA, BURGOS
Benefits Beyond Carbon
Diverse Species for Resilience
Planting native, mixed species to avert the risk of future wildfires. This project will sequester approximately 22.000 tons of carbon over the first 40 years.
Focused on restoring more than 102 hectares of land, local species such as the Iberian wolf, hoopoe, wild cat in the Fresno de Rodilla region will will have better conditions to return.
Supporting jobs and future generations
Working with local planting crews and communities, this project brings nature back to its original state, stimulating returns to the local economy, and preventing potential future abandonment.
Who did we work with?
City Council — Land Life partnered up with the Fresno de Rodilla City Council on this project
Fresno de Rodilla City Council
City Council — Land Life partnered up with the Quintanapalla City Council on this project
Quintanapalla City Council
Junta — Land Life partnered up with the Junta of Castile and León on this project
The Junta of Castile and León
More post-wildfire projects
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Other Land Types
Case studies according to different land types and degradation causes.