ReBorN LIFE
RESTORATION OF BOREAL NORDIC RIVERS

 

THE COUNTY BOARDS OF NORRBOTTEN AND VÄSTERBOTTEN GOT GRANTED THE VAST EU LIFE PROJECT - REBORN. ITS AIMS IS TO RESTORE WHOLE OR PARTS OF SIX DIFFERENT CATCHMENT AREAS IN BOTH COUNTIES.

 

THE PROJECT, WHICH CONTINUES UNTIL 2021 HAVE A TOTAL BUDGET OF 124 MILLION SEK, WHERE THE SWEDISH AGENCY OF MARINE AND WATER MANAGEMENT CONTRIBUTES WITH A LARGE SHARE OF THE SWEDISH CO-FUNDING. 

 

WHERE?

IN VÄSTERBOTTEN COUNTY THE ENTIRE LÖGDE RIVER AND MOST OF ITS TRIBUTARIES WILL BE RESTORED. YET, IN NORRBOTTENS COUNTY, RESTORATION WILL TAKE PLACE IN PARTS OF ÅBY-, BYSKE, PITE-, RÅNE- AND KALIX RIVERS. 

GREAT ENGAGEMENT

DURING EACH SUMMER WITHIN THE PROJECT, APPROXIMATELY 20 TO 25 EXCAVATORS ARE IN OPERATION IN ABOVE NOTED RIVERS. THE MACHINE OPERATORS ARE WORKING TOGETHER WITH A FOREMAN, WHICH IS THE PERSON GUIDING THE RESTORATION WORK, AIMING TO CREATE AS PRISTINE RIVER STRUCTURES AS POSSIBLE. 

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