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Vindel River LIFE

The Vindel River LIFE project was a collaboration between Umeå University, the Ume/Vindel River Fishery Advisory Board, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. The project ran from 2010 until October 2015, and aimed to restore tributaries to the Vindel River that had been negatively affected by timber floating so as to recreate a more diverse aquatic environment favorable to plants and animals.… Read more

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Healthy Salmon Rivers and a Royal visit

Several of the project partners participated and contributed to the conference “Healthy Salmon Rivers” (18-20 / 8). The Swedish King opened the conference and participated in the first day’s seminars and during the second day’s excursion along Lögde River. The project manager, Johanna Gardeström held an extended presentation during the first day.… Read more

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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.… Read more

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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 some 30 presentations, a poster session and a field trip to project sites.… Read more

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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 (See here).Read more

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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 LIFE it means so much that those who visit the areas we are restoring appreciate the work and that they are noticing positive effects.Receiving emails like the one below is the best evaluation you can get!Read more

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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 in Lappland, Sweden on 22-24 September 2014.… Read more

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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

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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:

print screen film

 

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Swedish LIFE-meeting in Vindeln

 

Vindel River LIFE and MOTH arranged a national LIFE meeting on 8-9 October at Forsen Hotel in Vindeln, Västerbotten. A total of 25 project managers and financial managers from 10 different LIFE projects participated. The purpose of these meetings is to share experiences about different economic and organizational issues regarding our projects, and to keep our Swedish LIFE-network alive.… Read more

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