Project entitled: “Conservation and restoration of alkaline fens (code 7230) in the young-glacial landscape of the northern Poland” is financed from LIFE+ funds and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, managed by the Naturalists? Club in partnership with the Regional Directorates for Environmental Protection in Gdańsk and Olsztyn. The project will be executed by March 2017 and it assumes slowing down the process of degradation as well as improvement or maintenance of the condition of alkaline fens in the northern Poland, in 33 Natura 2000 sites, as the habitats of many rare, protected and almost extinct species of plants, including in particular the species from Appendix II of the Habitats Directive (Saxifraga hirculus, Liparis Loeseli and Hamatocaulis vernicosus). Among the selected areas, 86 of the most precious and best preserved Polish alkaline fens were listed, within the area, among others, Rurzyca Valley, Augustów Primeval Forest, Kaszubskie Lake District, covering the area of the following voivodeships: lubuskie, wielkopolskie, zachodniopomorskie, pomorskie, warmińsko-mazurskie and podlaskie.
In particular, the project will aim to:
With such a construction, the Project created an opportunity to maintain a favourable conservation status or improve the condition of the most valuable areas of habitat 7230, constituting app. 70% of surface resources of the northern Poland (30% of the national resources) of this habitat with the current, characteristic sedge and moss plants. Additionally, execution of the project will contribute to enhancement and maintenance of app. 90% of position of wisk Saxifraga hirculus, app. 50% of the national positions of Liparis Loeselii and Hamatocaulis vernicosus as well as approximately 50% of the positions of other very rare species, e.g. Stellaria crassifolia, or moss Messia triquetra, Pseudocaliergon triforium and Cinclidium stygium.