Under the title “Identification and management of communal grasslands in the Basque mountains”, Hazi, the Spanish member on which Euromontana’s president, Juan Andrés Gutiérrez is working, organised a course on the 27th and 28th May 2015. The main objective of this course was to identify in the field the different grassland habitats, recognize the most relevant and typical species that are characteristic in these lands and get to understand the implications of the fact that these grasslands are included in the 92/43/ Directive (Habitats Directive).
On the 27th May, the course was held indoor and on the 28th May a technical visit took place. The places visited were: Sierra de Entzia, Sierra de Aldaia, Sierra de Elgea and a meadow close to Marieta.
The speakers were Javi Sesma, from Hazi, who made a presentation on communal grasslands in the Basque mountains and Itziar García Mijangos, from the University of the Basque Country, who made a presentation on natural and semi-natural grassy formations. (Natural pastures/ Mesophilic meadows, dry formations and scrubland facies and high grass semi-natural wet pastures)(Please note that all the related documents are only available in Spanish)12 June 2015