The Emergency Plan for jobs generate more than 4.000 wages with improved forest stand in Oria, Albox, Lúcar, Rioja, Alhama and Vicar

The Board recover the potential of forests damaged by fire.

The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning has begun in public forests of Alhama de Almería Rioja and the work of the Forestry Program Improvement and Regeneration Environmental and Rural, a project that will continue soon in Oria, Albox, Lúcar, Rioja, and includes the works of a silvicultural treatments for restoring forestry potential areas damaged by fire and implementation of preventive measures against fire. These actions, referred to in the Plan for Employment of the Junta de Andalucía, with an investment of nearly 535.000 euros, will generate 4.150 wages in these municipalities.

The project includes silvicultural treatments clear, thinning and pruning pines and oaks enhancement, as prevention of forest fires, length and width 316 hectares of public forests. In Alhama de Almería, work underway 47 hectares of public forest township; in Rioja, at Mount La Palmilla and Struts, on a surface 58 hectares. In Albox will act in an area of ​​nearly 14 hectares of Mount la Solana; Oria, over 100 acres of the Sierra de Oria; and Vicar, in 28 hectares of Mount Casablanca.

Performances fire and erosion

Silvicultural work conservation and improvement of public forests in mountains of Almeria, included in the Emergency Plan, involve an investment of 5,8 million, that will generate nearly 48.000 wages in the province, co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (Feader).

These studies aim to enhance the public amenity value of forest lands and forest lands and conserve wild flora and fauna and their habitats through improvement actions and building hedges, sotos, gallery forests, Herrizas and island forests; fencing gaps, ponds and lagoons; restoration of wetlands; the creation and improvement of infrastructure for production; adaptation to the rabbit and partridge and planting of grasses for feeding wildlife.

For the selection of the areas where it will act, have been prioritized factors as the level of registered unemployment agricultural, Mount surface property of the Board, as well as those listed in the Catalogue of Public Utility; mounts included in Protected Natural Areas Network of Andalusia, and rurality index Township.

The Emergency Plan in the province of Almería, addition to the work of silvicultural treatments carried out by the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, includes investing 3,2 million euros from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development for the improvement of rural roads. Whole, investment amounts to 9 million. The main objective, recalls the territorial delegate, José Manuel Ortiz, promotion is called 'green jobs' in 82 municipalities in the province, with the generation of a 58.600 wages.