Towards Best Soil Management Practices in the Alps
Sustainable Cross-sectoral Soil Management:
Case studies join mountain agriculture, tourism and water quality management sectoral approach and develop best practice for ski runs soil management. Agricultural case studies focus on soil protection activities on mountain pastures/ski areas and assess soil properties, geomorphology and natural hazards.
Our guidelines towards sustainable soil management developed within the Link4Soils project aim to provide a synthetic, useful tool for practitioners that can help them mitigate potential threats affecting mountain soils, and to promote sustainable soil management. Our reports/booklet describes the main threats to Alpine soils resulting from forest and agriculture practices and suggests selected mitigation measures.
Best practice examples from the agriculture sector:
- Soil research towards a sustainable mountain vineyard management – limiting soil erosion on steep slopes and preserving cultural heritage; Valle d’Aosta, Italy