The overexploitation of natural resources, through logging or urban growth, is the main cause of desertification attributable to humans, but there are others that do not depend on them. Among them are inconsistent rainfall and seasonal droughts, soil erosion and poor soils, or forest fires due to climate change. Against this backdrop, reforestation is one of the most effective strategies to reverse this problem.
Reforestation consists of replanting deforested areas to recover forests degraded in the recent past.
The GBM forestry team has developed and implemented in the field a clear-cutting trial with five native species in order to evaluate technical criteria for continuous improvement of the restoration plan.
An important area was covered with native species with the collaboration of UNAU students who also assist with the monitoring and follow-up of each planted specimen.
The species were selected based on the criteria of being important for the services they provide to the environment, for their usefulness to humans, and for having promising characteristics for use in restoration and reforestation programs.
GBM has already completed the first internal audit of the survey of forest inventory plots.
Using drone flights, we obtained 3D images of the forest structure in each plot to add credibility to the field measurement system.