The FORECCAsT project takes place on the Haut Languedoc Regional Nature Park, located in a zone of unique climatic confluences, where changes in the environment and the climate are rather sudden. This territory is therefore hit harder by climate change. In an area where the forest occupies 67% of the territory, the challenge of renewing and managing forest stands is essential.
* What is it ? (occitan dialect)
Faced with this challenge, public and private forest managers are wondering : how to manage existing afforestation? How can we make a relevant choice between the forest species for the next plantations?
The Life FORECCAsT project creates a tool to integrate climate change into forest management strategies.
Forest ecosystems will thus be better protected, thanks to a wise diagnosis and a dynamic silviculture, supporting strong environmental, economic and social stakes.
This tool will be a map-based cartographic application, which will present a predictive model able to integrate the likely evolution of climate in Haut-Languedoc.