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Management of heathlands

Date: 17.01.2013 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals
Heathland, Demanrk

Heathland in Denmark.

Endangered coastal heathlands may be preserved by supporting an ancient land management technique which combines grazing and burning.

In Norway, a study “Old Norse Sheep in Coastal Heath” combines the development of Old Norse sheep farming into sustainable agriculture and the management and preservation of the coastal heathlands. Please, follow the link to find details and results of this project.

In Denmark similar approach is used to manage 2200 hectars of private and municipality heathland in Herning.

This is an article by the Danish journalist Marie Evald publish in the journal ‘Skoven’ 2012, 44 (12), 468-470.