The Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Territorial Planning has awarded the company Talher, S.A., for the amount of 22,532 Euros and an execution period of two months, the execution of the project which consists of a series of works for the protection of peat bogs. Monte de Utilidad Publica No. 82 in the municipality of Muriel Viejo (Soria), which is called ‘Piñar’.
These actions aim to reduce the human pressure to which ‘Abdullar de la Cuba’ is subjected, designated Flora Micro-Reserve, and within the aboveground mountain owned by the Muriel Viejo City Council, next to the Muriel Viejo pasture. is located in The increase in visitors coming to admire the natural values of birch makes it necessary to adopt measures for its conservation.
It is a small almost monospecific birch forest. (Betula alba L.), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and black pine (Pinus Pinaster et.), which make up the wooded area of the Comarca de Pinares de Soria-Burgos and are completely covered by an endemic population of Narcissus (Narcissus Eugenia Fern.,
The area of operation is located in the central region of the municipality of Muriel Viejo and belongs to the ‘Sabinares Sierra de Cabrejas’ Special Protection Area, located in the northwest quadrant of Soria, formed by a large forest of white junipers. ,Juniperus thurifera) that covers the limestone moors of the southern part of the Sierra de Cabrejas.
Protection, Conservation and Extension Activities
To achieve the proposed objectives, the project includes a series of works, such as the opening of an 820-metre walkway that channels visitor traffic through the boundary of the peat bog, thus avoiding trampling of the area. Because it is not currently there. A defined itinerary exists.
A circular path of approximately five kilometers will also be marked, which integrates previous action and begins and ends in the city of Muriel Viejo, allowing visitors to travel to Birch Grove to avoid parking vehicles at the Forest Service’s margin. will allow. Roads.
About 200 meters of completely dilapidated livestock enclosures are being removed and five pedestrian gates are equipped with spring systems that keep them closed after visitors pass through.
In the same way, three cattle gates will be installed, equipped with a spring system that will keep them closed to prevent cattle from entering the area occupied by Birch Grove.
The project is completed with the installation of interpretive signs with the natural values of the birch.
The work is financed from EU funds through the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience scheme.