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SITES present at the grand opening of the new Biosphere for the Vindeln River

Grand opening of the new Biosphere reserve for the Vindeln River - Juhtadahka. Photo: J. Wallsten. Grand opening of the new Biosphere reserve for the Vindeln River - Juhtadahka. Photo: J. Wallsten.

On Saturday August 17 the grand opening of the new Biosphere reserve for the Vindeln River took place and SITES was there. The decision to grant the new biosphere reserve was taken by Unesco already in mid-June and the opening ceremony was planned for the national river day on August 17. The Vindeln River is one of only four rivers in Sweden not adapted for hydropower production. SITES has two stations within the biosphere area; Svartberget in Vindeln and Röbäcksdalen in Umeå. Charlotta Erefur, head of Svartberget field station and Johanna Wallsten, SITES manager at Röbäcksdalen research station were present during the day to show some SITES activities. They also had an oral presentation where they presented what SITES can offer, with a special focus on the biosphere area.

Vindeln River. Photo: J. Wallsten. Vindeln River. Photo: J. Wallsten.
Charlotta Erefur (head of Svartberget field station) and Johanna Wallsten (SITES manager at Röbäcksdalen reserach station) were present during the day to show some SITES activities. Photo: C. Erefur. Charlotta Erefur (head of Svartberget field station) and Johanna Wallsten (SITES manager at Röbäcksdalen reserach station) were present during the day to show some SITES activities. Photo: C. Erefur.

 

Read more about the Vindeln River biosphere reserve
Read more about biosphere reserve at Unesco’s website

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