Kretinga

Kretinga is a Lithuanian demo area with the aim to demonstrate adaption of beaver management.

No. 19-20. Kretinga Demo 2 [K.2]
19. Upstream: coordinates: N 56.14256; E 21.2625
20. Downstream: coordinates: N 56.138469; E 21.260664

Climate data

The climate is affected by landscape (┼Żemaitija Highland) and nearness of the Baltic Sea, 18 kilometres. The long-term annual precipitation 897 millimetres, and during growing season 642 millimetres; the mean annual temperature +5,4°C, the mean temperature in the growing season +16,7°C, the mean temperature in January -3,5°C. The long-term period of stable snow cover: 90 days. The mean annual wind speed 4-4,5 metres/second, in winter it is 1-1,2 metres/second more than in summer. The length of growing period: 202 days.

Site description

19. Upstream

Forest Compartment No. 20 plot, No. 13; area: 0.7 ha;
Forest land group (code): Forest land covered by stand; Forest land (code): Forest stand (02);
Stand site index class: 2;
Forest soil site/type: AR (Arenosols), S (sand) [light sandy loam soils (Nbl), Vaccinio-myrtillo Pinetum].
Species composition (I layer): 5SP 3SP 1B 1NS; Dominant species Pinus sylvestris;
Origin: planted stands;
Maturity group - young stands; age, years: (I layer): 49 years;
Height, m – 16.4 m;
DBH (diameter at 1.3 m), cm – 19 cm;
Stand stocking level (I layer) - 0.7;
Growing stock volume (I layer): 189 m3/ha.
Holder group: State forest, Forest Enterprise.

20. Downstream

Forest Compartment No. 22, plot No. 20; area: 2.5 ha;
Forest land group (code): Forest land covered by stand; Forest land (code): Forest stand (02);
Stand site index class: 3;
Forest soil site/type: AR (Arenosols), S (sand) [light sandy loam soils (Nbl), Vaccinio-Pinetum];
Species composition (I layer): 10SP B; Dominant species (code) – Pine (P);
Origin: planted stands;
Maturity group - young stands; age, years: (I layer): 44 years;
Height: 14.5 m;
DBH: 15 cm;
Stand stocking level (I layer) - 0.8;
Growing stock volume (I layer): 164 m3/ha.
Holder group: State forest, Forest Enterprise.

Conduced work and time plan for future activities

Installations of Infrastructure: Appropriate accessibility (forest road network).
Will be installed: path, watching tower for visitors, information desk, directive arrows and labels.

Future use

Information on WAMBAF, the main goals and tasks, clarification of the beaver tool and management (as commitment within 5 years after project finish and further on demand).

  • Last Updated: 12/8/2020