Last Wednesday, 20th of November, Trenca signed a land stewardship agreement with the farm manager of Torre-ribera, an agricultural land included within the SPA of Mas de Melons-Alfés (El Segrià, Lleida).
Torre-ribera farm has got an extension of 543,12 ha. It is located in a cereal crop area in the Segrià regional district. With the signing of the agreement on last 20th of November, a previous verbal agreement was consolidated to carry out actions for the conservation and improvement of the existing habitat, and for the conservation of the Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor), that have been carried out for the last years in a consensual way with the land owner.
Land stewardship is a strategy of the civil society for the conservation of natural, cultural and landscape values. Through a stewardship agreement a voluntary pact is done between a land stewardship entity and a land owner, in order to maintain or recover the natural or cultural heritage of the farms under the agreement.
Trenca is a land stewardship entity, member of the Xarxa de Custòdia del Territori. We have signed land stewardship agreements in order to manage the SFP (Supplementary Feeding Points) network, the project Sustainable Agri-environmental Development in Les Garrigues and the project Conservation of the Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor).