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Meeting for Swedish LIFE-projects in Ystad

The UC4LIFE and LIFE-Sand arranged a meeting for Swedish LIFE-projects 2-3 of October. In all, 14 financial and project managers from six projects were present. Focus was on sharing experiences and solving administrative and technical problems encountered by the projects. The meeting ended up with visiting some nice project sites at Österlen (see picture below).… Read more

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Platform meeting in Ringsted, Denmark

The project leader Elisabet and the financial administrator Marie visited Ringsted on the 17th to 18th of September for the annual LIFE platform meeting. We were served the latest LIFE-news from the EC and heard presentations about the new Swedish and Danish LIFE projects. One and a half day were spend out in the field where we visited a couple of project sites: “LIFE Holmegards Mose” , “LIFE Overdrev II” (photo below) and the already finished project “Reflow”.… Read more

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Post-doc Position in Stream Restoration Ecology

The position belongs to Vindel River LIFE and is for two years. The main task for the post-doc will be to analyse the effects on riparian vegetation of an advanced type of stream restoration in rapids, and to compare these with effects in rapids that have been restored in a more traditional way.… Read more

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Collaboration with Naturskolan in Umeå

August 2829 Naturskolan in Umeå along with researcher Lina Polvi-Pilgrim (Umu) had activities for fifth graders from Lycksele. Lina talked about how a stream works and together with the pupils she used a home-made water flume and water, sand, stones and sticks to illustrate the function. See how it looks like at the photos below.… Read more

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Field work 2012

This year’s restoration work has been running for over two months and everything is going fine. Three dams in Beukabäcken (see photos below) and Sandsjö dam in Sågbäcken has been restored. Habitat and spawning area restoration has been done in Akersbäcken, Ribbikbäcken (see photos below), Vormbäcken, Månsträskån and Ruskträskbäcken. Work is also going on in Lill-Åman, downstream Kvarnåsen.… Read more

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Article in Allt om Flugfiske (All About Fly Fishing)

In an article in Allt om Flugfiske No. 7, 2012 (p. 17-21) the reporter visits Ruskträskbäcken, where our technical coordinator, Daniel Holmqvist, shows and talks about the good fishing that is partly a result of the restoration work made in Vindel River LIFE project.… Read more

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Meetings

The first steering group and scientific reference group meeting of the year was held the 22th of May. The focus was on the plans for the field season of 2012. Fishery advisory board will start their work on 18th of June. This year with to excavators to be able to catch up with the delayed work due to last fall’s unusual high flows.… Read more

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Article in Forskning & Framsteg

In the last number of the swedish popular science journal “Forskning & Framsteg” there is an article about Vindel River LIFE. You can find a short notice in swedish here: http://www.fof.se/tidning/2012/4/doda-trad-ska-locka-fram-lekande-fiskarRead more

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Project leader substitute

From February 15 Elisabet Carlborg will work 50 % as substitute for Johanna Gardeström, who now is on maternal leave.… Read more

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Happy New Year!

Vindel River LIFE wishes you all a really happy new year!… Read more

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