Vindel River LIFE

Vindel River LIFE is collaborative project between Umeå University, Vindel River Fishery Advisory Board, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Tributaries that were affected by fragmentation and channelization during the timber-floating era will be restored with the objective to widen the floodplain, increase the variation in the stream habitats, and to improve the . . . → Read More: Vindel River LIFE

The annual Norwegian Restoration Seminar in Oslo

On the 18th November, Johanna presented Vindel River LIFE’s work on a yearly Norwegian seminar in Oslo hosted by the the Norwegian Environment Agency), Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), and the Norwegian Water Association. This two-day event serves as a forum for networking where restoration knowledge and experience is exchanged. Most participants were . . . → Read More: The annual Norwegian Restoration Seminar in Oslo

Vindel River LIFE concludes with major stream restoration conference

The Vindel River LIFE project has concluded by staging an international conference on stream restoration entitled ‘Reviving waters’. The three-day event, which was held in Lycksele, Sweden from 22-24 September 2014, gathered more than 100 attendees from ten countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, , Czech Republic, Slovenia, Ireland, England, Scotland, and the US) for . . . → Read More: Vindel River LIFE concludes with major stream restoration conference

Another sign of success


As part of the annual national monitoring of salmon, the County Administration Board of Västerbotten has recently done electro fishing surveys in the Vindel River. To our great joy they have found one-year-old salmon in the lower part of Giertsbäcken, the same tributary that our Finnish friend Jari previously wrote an email about . . . → Read More: Another sign of success

Evidence of success!

Today I received an email from Jari. He and his fishing companions email me every now and then. Always  always comes with compliments about the restoration we have done in a stream they usually visit,but also with curious questions about future restoration work in the stream. When working with a project like Vindel River . . . → Read More: Evidence of success!

SwAM is now a beneficiary of Vindel River LIFE

In the beginning of April the EU decided to include the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) in the Vindel River LIFE Project. We are truly grateful for this decision! They will mainly be in charge of the projects final conference, “Reviving waters: a conference on stream restoration”, which will be held in Lycksele . . . → Read More: SwAM is now a beneficiary of Vindel River LIFE

Reviving waters: a conference on stream restoration

Vindel River LIFE welcomes you to:

Reviving Swedish waters: a conference on stream restoration in Lycksele in Lappland, Sweden on 22-24 September 2014

For more information see the Conference page

Natura 2000 film about us!

The Mostra Communication Agency has been contracted by the European Commission to produce films about Natura 2000 sites. In September they came to Sweden and filmed with us and with Donald Eriksson (Aurora Borealis Adventures) in some tributaries and by the main river. You can see the film here:


. . . → Read More: Natura 2000 film about us!

Vindel River LIFE wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Meeting with the stakeholder reference group

The annual Stakeholder reference group meeting took place on December 19th. This year’s project work were reviewed, questions answered and tips and experiences were shared.

Steering group meeting

On December 11th the last steering group meeting of this year was held, followed by the meeting of the scientific reference group. A review of this summers restoration work were in focus. You can find photos from this work in the photo gallery. One topic that was discussed extensively at the meeting was SwAM’s . . . → Read More: Steering group meeting