TO KNOW THE PROTECTED AREAS WITHOUT DAMAGE2019-04-17
In recent years, many landscapes, nature and cultural heritage objects have been used for visiting protected areas: mounds, openings, springs, cognitive trails, observation towers built. Visitors can get to know the values stored in national and regional parks, reserves and strict reserves. Currently, the State Protected Areas Authority (SSPA) is implementing a project “Protecting Landscape Values and Adapting to Knowledge”. The aim of the project is to ensure the good condition of the protected landscape, natural and cultural values, to manage them properly, to adapt them to attend and to know.
Protected areas are managed for the benefit of both nature and people - creating a visitor-friendly infrastructure that helps to get to know nature without harming it, without damaging the habitats of rare plants and animals, realizing the uniqueness of our landscape and understanding why we should preserve our country's values for future generations.
In the course of the project “Protecting and Applying Landscaping Values for Knowledge”, expositions will be created in several more visitor centers of national and regional parks, so that people who learn about protected values will go to the nature to get to know them. Twelve state parks will have outdoor information systems installed and upgraded so that visitors can find valuable objects, information about the protected landscape, values, as well as 10 new cognitive paths, 9 cultural heritage objects (mostly mounds), 14 landscape complexes, dozens natural heritage objects. Several nature schools will be set up for nature education purposes. Now, in the state parks - a great working season.
At the end of spring, the Nemunas Loops Regional Park visitors will be invited to see the tallest viewing tower (45 m), which will allow you to get to know the landscape of the great Nemunas loops.
Unique landscaping complexes will be managed within the framework of the project “Protection and adaptation of landscape values for cognition (stages I and II)”.
Betygala Landscape Complex has already arranged the Betygala Mound and Alka Hill (cut shrubs, staircases, sights, pedestrian paths, altar, information stands, eroded areas), adapted for visiting the source of Krivis' Eye. The plans include the unique Dubysa Valley, the Asveja Landscape Complex. It will create the conditions for getting to know the slope of the longest lake in Lithuania, the structure of the slope of Ludwig. There will be a unique opportunity to get to know the unique complex of Pagramantis Regional Park - Samogitia River - Akmena and Jūra.
The Visitors' Center is the place from which travelers travel to nature. Some National and Regional Parks and National Reserve Visitor Centers did not yet have expositions presenting protected values. This year, the public will be presented with expositions of the Viesvilė Nature Reserve, Kurtuvėnai Regional Park and Pagramantis Regional Park. The exposition of the Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve and the Tree Ridge Trail will be installed in the Anykščiai Regional Park.
The exposition of the tree lane trail is dedicated to getting acquainted with the gifted Anyksciai silk. Visitors will find interesting information about the trees, plants, animals, mushrooms of Anyksciai, and will be able to touch, smell and admire the trees.
According to the project “Protection and Adaptation of Landscape Values to Know”, protected trails in the nature reserves and 7 cognitive paths in state parks will be arranged in protected areas. We hope that this summer, visitors will be able to walk through the swamp to a new path through the swamp to the extraordinary beauty of the Kačėniškė mound.
Natural heritage objects (natural monuments) will be handled. It is planned to use more than 30 old trees for visiting. Sources, stones, exposures, and their surroundings will also be managed: The Green Source, the Stone of the Birds, the Great Stone of Dzūkija, the Skaliai Hill (Exposure), the Muoriškės Exposure, the Skulls of the Stake Conglomerate and others.
The project is carried out in accordance with priority 5 “Environment, sustainable use of natural resources and adaptation to climate change” of priority 5 “Environment, sustainable use of natural resources and adaptation of protected parks and adaptation of parks of the European Union funds 2014-2020”, financed by the European Union Structural Funds. Project implementation period - until the end of 2020.
Unique nature, variety of landscape, rare plant and animal species, natural and cultural heritage objects are invaluable assets of our country. Protected areas are managed not only for the purpose of preserving values, but also to teach the citizens of the country to get to know them properly, to understand the importance of conservation, to make them a friend of protected areas.
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