Restoration of the Skolt Saami Vainosjoki River Proceeded

Risto Semenoff, a Skolt Saami river restoration specialist.

Risto Semenoff, a Skolt Saami river restoration specialist.

The ecological restoration of the Vainosjoki river catchment area in Näätämö area proceeded last week.

Work team restoring habitat on Kirakkakoski.

Work team restoring habitat on Kirakkakoski.

Habitats and spawning areas of Kirakkakoski and Vainosjoki streams were restored using science and Saami knowledge.

Kirakkakoski almost restored, spawning areas in place and rocks back where they belong.

Kirakkakoski almost restored, spawning areas in place and rocks back where they belong.

Vladimir Feodoroff surveys the Vainosjoki area being restored.

Vladimir Feodoroff surveys the Vainosjoki area being restored.

The project will continue to 2018. First graylings were seen already on the second day on the Kirakkakoski rapids!

 

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