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
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. She talked . . . → Read More: Healthy Salmon Rivers and a Royal visit
On the 21st of May, events are being held in honor of the Natura 2000 Day all across Europe. Vindel River LIFE celebrated this day by visiting one pre-school in Lycksele and one in Umeå. We had interesting discussions with the 5-yearolds about what things in our daily life that are made of . . . → Read More: Natura 2000-day together with pre-school kids
On 12 March, the Vindel River LIFE project arranged a meeting together with other projects based in the Vindel river area. The idea was to network: share information about our work and also to gain knowledge about what others are doing or planning to do in the river catchment. Networking can pin down common . . . → Read More: Vindel river area network meeting
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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!