Name of project:Climate Change Adaptation of Forests In the Brdy Highland (Life Adapt Brdy)
Number:CCA-CZ-LIFE Adapt Brdy — LIFE-2021-SAP-CLIMA
Year:2023 - 2027
Provider:Global programs - European Commission
Coordinator: Ing. Jiří Novák, Ph.D.
Researcher: Ing. Pavel Češka, Ph.D., Ing. Jiří Novák, Ph.D., Ing. David Dušek, Ph.D.
Co-researcher foreign:VLS, s. p., ČZU v Praze, Staatsbetrieb Sachsenforst

Description of project

The main objective of the LIFE Adapt Brdy project is to adapt forest stands in the territory of the Brdy Highland (a former military area) in Czechia to climate change, to increase their ability to resist biotic and abiotic factors, and to replicate good practices of close-to-nature management in other sites in Central Europe. The project is closely related to the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change and the EU Forest Strategy for 2030. On the Czech side, the methodological partners of the VLS project are the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, and the Forestry and Game Management Research Institute, Opočno Research Station. An important foreign partner is Saxon State Forests, which has been applying understorey management methods for more than 30 years on the northern slopes of the Ore Mountains, where foresters from Brdy also go to gain invaluable experience.