Morphological restoration of temporary watercourses in the National Forest of Chaux

General
National Id: 
France_13
Summary: 
The Chaux forest is a silvicultural production area and is covered by a large number of small streams, originally winding and of small size. In 2008, the LIFE program "Ruisseaux de têtes de bassins et faune patrimoniale associée" ([Pond head creeks and associated heritage fauna]) carried out restoration work at the head of the catchment area on part of the small ditches of the Chaux national forest. Based on the experience and results obtained, the National forest office (ONF) proposed a new project to restore 45 km of watercourses in three 15-km sections (2015, 2017 and 2018) with the objective of significantly restoring the hydraulic functioning of the Clauge and improving the conservation status of the species covered by the Habitats Directive. Indeed, all the temporary tributaries of the Clauge were transformed in the 1960s into deep straight ditches via canalization works.
The in-depth description of the case study: 
Location description: 
The Chaux forest is covered by a large number of small streams, originally winding and of small size (more than 400 km). They are located at the head of the catchment area and are tributaries of the Clauge. The lime forest is a silvicultural production area (mainly oak), the environment is described as quite common.
NUTS Code: 
Franche-Comté
RBD code: 
FR43-Franche-Comté
Transboundary: 
0
Longitude: 
5.6601
Latitude: 
47.0813
Last updated: 27 Apr 2020 | Top