This week Snowchange specialists and staff worked with the Skolt Sámi team and the community of Sevettijärvi to advance the ecological restoration of habitats in the sub-catchment area of Vainosjoki river in Arctic Finland.
Early in the week several meetings were held with state officials and Metsähallitus in Rovaniemi.
Then field visits and planning of spawning area and ecological restoration took place under the leadership of Skolt Sámi Risto Semenoff.
On Tuesday a large community workshop collected almost 30 people to the school of Sevettijärvi to
hear about the plans for 2017, results of the co-management project from 2016 and comment and review the restoration plans proposed.
We expect to move ahead at least on three sites in summer 2017.