Early Summer News: Restoration Actions Intensify

Summer swans on Linnunsuo wetland, North Karelia, Finland. Mika Honkalinna / Snowchange

Summer swans on Linnunsuo wetland, North Karelia, Finland. Mika Honkalinna / Snowchange

 

Early summer has caught both people and nature by surprise in boreal Finland. The summer restoration and community work is well under way:

  • Jukajoki will receive new wetlands and trout and grayling spawning areas in 2018. As well, a new bird tower platform has been installed in the Linnunsuo wetland area and a shelter and support cabin will follow in June.
  • In lake Kuivasjärvi area, a large 7,1 ha + 25 ha wetland both for water quality and bird habitat restoration will emerge this year towards October.
  • Common greenshank on Linnunsuo. Mika Honkalinna / Snowchange

    Common greenshank on Linnunsuo. Mika Honkalinna / Snowchange

    Gravel for trout and grayling restoration areas was delivered just before ice break-up in Näätämö co-management area. Now Metsähallitus, regional authorities, the Skolt Sámi and Snowchange have agreed to restore all of Vainosjoki river. This historic mission will begin in July.

  • Monitoring efforts using Indigenous knowledge and science are underway in Näätämö basin. These documentations will be complemented with a science analysis of water quality between 1980 and 2010 as well as a bird survey that will begin in early June.
  • Western yellow wagtail. Mika Honkalinna / Snowchange

    Western yellow wagtail. Mika Honkalinna / Snowchange

    Preparations for the third Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions for 6-9 September in Finland are in full swing. Please contact us and watch this space for major announcements.

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