“We should look at the fire catastrophe as a second opportunity to plan and structure our landscape to become more resilient, efficient, and regenerative.” This was the focus of a presentation by Terracrua Design at Camelo, Castanheira de Pêra, on November 5th, 2017.

The presentation focused on post-fire interventions, and a video was created to showcase excerpts from the presentation. In the video, Nuno Mamede Santos speaks in general about topography, erosion, afforestation, earthworks, direct seeding, landscape hydration, and other topics in the context of regenerating the territory.

It is important to note that the forest fires that ravaged Portugal in 2017 were some of the deadliest in the country’s history. However, these catastrophic events can also serve as a catalyst for positive change. By restructuring and regenerating the landscape in a more efficient and resilient way, we can help prevent or mitigate the effects of future fires.

The presentation by Terracrua Design highlights the importance of taking a holistic approach to landscape management, considering factors such as topography, erosion, and water management, among others. These factors are crucial in creating a landscape that is better equipped to withstand and recover from the effects of forest fires.

Last but not least, we would like to recognize and congratulate the organizers of the event and the Raiz Permanente Association for their efforts in promoting a more sustainable and resilient landscape in the face of natural disasters like forest fires.