More than 7 thousand hectares of forest to be planted in Yakutia
Yakutia 24 television channel: 7,5 thousand hectares of forests will be artificially restored in the republic in 2020.
Reforestation works will be carried out on non-leased sites. The sites will be selected. The area for restoration should be equal to the area of forest stands cut down no later than one year after felling.
The planting of seedlings is financed from own resources of forest users. Tenants select the sites for forest restoration themselves from the land registry. It is specified that the registry will be represented mainly by the sites burnt three to four years ago.
At present, the Ministry of Ecology, Nature Management and Forestry of Yakutia has received 32 applications from tenants of forest plots.
In addition, Yakutia plans to build a forest nursery. “The issue of building either a greenhouse complex where seedlings with a closed root system are grown, or a nursery where planting material with an open root system is grown, is being addressed. The future facility may be located in the Lensky or Olekminsky districts,” TASS reports.
In accordance with federal law, those who do geological exploration of mineral resources, exploration and mining, construction and operation of reservoirs and hydraulic structures, for the construction, reconstruction and operation of linear facilities, must restore forests.
As of January 1, 2019, the total fund of plots to be restored in Yakutia is more than 11,6 million hectares.