Soil degradation

/Soil degradation
Soil degradation 2018-11-02T17:40:11+00:00

Soil degradation is mainly caused by non‐sustainable uses of the land. Forests play a key role in protecting soil and water. In planted forests, soil compaction, erosion or decrease in the organic horizon are often observed when soils are degraded. Optimising the forest management may significantly reduce these adverse impacts on soils


Risk management plans and tools

Available soon.

Soil degradation risk workshop:
Practical guidance for developing plans to manage soil degradation risk in forestry

28 June 2017 in Plasencia (Spain) during the 7º Congreso Forestal Español meeting.

This workshop is part of the series of transnational training workshops organised by the PLURIFOR project. Transnational training workshops aim to exchange know-how about forest risk management between partners and associated partners of the project.





Regional reports

Reports describing how the soil degradation risk was managed in the concerned regions at the beginning of the project, in 2016:

Summary report

Report summarising the management of the eight risks in the concerned regions at the beginning of the project, in 2016:


  • Basque country: Ander Arias (NEIKER) – agonzalez @ – coordinator
  • Asturias: Elena Canga (CETEMAS) – ecanga @
  • Galicia: Cristina Fernández (CIF/INGACAL) – cffilgueira @
  • Portugal: Manuel Madeira (ISA) – mavmadeira @

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