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Forest improvement project to conserve the source of a river in Mitake
Gifu Landscape Architect Co., Ltd.
Activities: Conservation and utilization of various ecosystems/forest ecosystem
Area: Mitake-cho Kani-gun, Gifu Pref.
Period: Nov. 2008 – March 2014
Participants: Total 410 participants including 360 company employees
Number of activities held: Total 18 activities plus over 30 planning studies
In Gifu Prefecture a pact has been concluded involving the company Gifu Zohen to realize a government-citizen forest-creation project. The activities will cover a 14.66-ha of satoyama woodland, which is integral to local communities.
The endeavor is rooted in a concept of generating a sound natural environment, supplying a place for environmental education, volunteer activities and maintaining the woodland as a water supply source.
The Forest-creation Challenge Team has been established by Gifu Zohen employees on a volunteer basis, to boost participation and undertake the bulk of the activities.
As a landscaping firm, Gifu Zohen possesses knowledge and technology for conservation, that will serve the project well while working together with local residents to create a robust biotope as well as venue for enjoying nature.