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

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:

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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

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 . . . → Read More: Swedish LIFE-meeting in Vindeln

The project was presented in Vienna

Johanna participated in the 5th European River Restoration Conference held in Vienna on Spetember 11-13 (http://www.errconference.eu/index.php).The conference was organized by the European Center for River Restoration (ECRR), the Life Project RESTORE, the International River Foundation (IRF), and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR). Johanna held the presentation “Adding large . . . → Read More: The project was presented in Vienna

VR LIFE and Naturskolan in Sorsele and Arjeplog

On 22-23 August it was time again for Vindel River LIFE and Naturskolan to educate fifth graders and teachers as part of our project. It was the second meeting of three for the pupils and the subject was plants by the river and how water shapes the landscape.

On 23 August school staff in . . . → Read More: VR LIFE and Naturskolan in Sorsele and Arjeplog

Visit by our monitor

Our monitor, Inga Racinska, from the Astrale team, visited us on August 20-21. We then got the chance to show the latest restoration work performed in Joppträskbäcken and Giertsbäcken. We also visited two streams in which we have replaced timber floating splash dams with rapids.

Work in progress in Joppträskbäcken

Work in . . . → Read More: Visit by our monitor

Check out 360-images taken before and after restoration!

 A picture is worth a thousand words..? This may be true but they also have their limitations. We find it difficult to use regular photos to demonstrate the structural effects of stream restoration. To improve the picture /image as a demonstration tool we have chosen to show 360-images from four sites that were restored . . . → Read More: Check out 360-images taken before and after restoration!