LIFE SPAN (LIFE19 NAT/IT/000104) aims to develop and test management solutions that guarantee the protection of forest biodiversity, with particular attention to saproxylic biodiversity.

Through an innovative forest planning and management approach, always focused to the economic sustainability of the proposed interventions, management proposals aimed at the conservation of habitats and species of Community interest linked to deadwood, will be implemented and monitored. The tool at the basis of this pathway is the Saproxylic Habitat Network (SHN) a network of “senescence areas (SHS)” that will favour the movement and dispersion of the different saproxylic species through the surrounding areas, the SHS will act as nodes of a network that will allow the movement and recolonisation of territories abandoned in the past due to forest management methods.


CLIENT: European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
DATA: 2020/2026
AMOUNT: total budget 3,046,008 €; EU contribution 1,811,585 €
PARTNER: D.R.E.Am. Italia, Istituto di ricerca sugli ecosistemi terrestri del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR – IRET), Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro Foreste e Legno e Centro Politiche e Bioeconomia (CREA), European Forest Institute (EFI), Compagnia delle Foreste (CDF), Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG), University Wurzburg (UNIDE)