Conservazione e recupero delle praterie xero-termiche della Valle di Susa mediante la gestione pastorale

Semi-natural dry-grassland consevation and restoration in Valle Susa through grazing management


Regarding to the project activities, it was experienced the establishment of a grazing land association. The purpose of the association is to restore agricultural and pastoral use through the rational use of agricultural land and the productive recovery of fragmented land properties and uncultivated or abandoned agricultural land as specified in the same law.

The idea of ​​the land association began to develop among the project partners when we saw the response of some private owners of land who shared the purposes of LIFE Xerograzing, making their land available for grazing. The process that led to the GLA establishment started on March 22, 2018 with the round table entitled "Proposal for the establishment of a land association for the management of the territory of the Municipality of Mompantero and the enhancement of agro-forestry-pastoral activities", public event organized by the LIFE project partners: Municipality of Mompantero, DISAFA (Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences), Management Entity of the Protected Areas of the Cottian Alps.

The participation in the round table of the then Regional Councilor Elvio Rostagno, allowed to deepen the contents and opportunities of the regional law 21/2016, as well as the procedures for establishing the land association. During the meeting, it was illustrated how collective land management that allows the recovery and enhancement of agro-forestry-pastoral activities, on fragmented and abandoned properties, contributes to the conservation of the environment and the landscape and to the prevention of hydrogeological and fires, such as the dramatic ones that hit Mompantero and Bussoleno in October 2017. This meeting was followed by a patient and extensive work by the mayor of Mompantero, to recover the owners concerned and to sign the deed on May 05, 2018 constitution of the Paradiso land association and approval of the statute by the founding members.

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