Management of protected areas with prescribed fire in Lithuania: The case of Dzukija National Park

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Abstract

The objective of this work is to present the application of prescribed fire as a tool for management in the Dzukija National Park, Lithuania. This was the first legal prescribed fire applied in Lithuania with the objective of improve the habitat of Black grouse for lek. This was an outstanding opportunity to study the impacts of prescribed fire in Black grouse habitat, but also in soil physical and chemical properties and vegetation recuperation in a Eastern European heathland, were few studies about prescribed-fire effects on ecosystems were carried out. The objectives of this short paper are present the objectives of this prescribed management and monitoring studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
JournalFlamma
Volume3 (2)
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Prescribed fire
  • Protected area management
  • Habitats

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