We are now in the middle of our first field season and there is a lot of work waiting to be carried out. Unfortenately we have a very wet summer with high flows which makes some of our work difficult. So we have lost time but have still some summer left and hopefully a beautiful autumn to look ahead on.
So far we have restored two streams in the Revsundssjön catchment, Endalsbäcken and Bensjöån, and one in the lake Näkten catchment, Harrbäcken. We have also cut lots of reed in the outlet of lake Locknesjön. We are not done there yet, new reed is breaking the surface so our work there is only begun.. We will continue with som more reed cutting in Bensjön, and more restoration work in the Revsundssjön and Näkten catchments.
On Monday, Februari 16, we will hold a Triple Lakes startup seminar in Brunflo. Länsstyrelsen together with other organizations involved in the project will present the project, why we are doing it, our objectives and actions.
We would also like those who live in the area around the lakes, landowners, fishing right holders and others who are interested in issues related to land use and water conservation to come and share experience and knowledge. Our guests, Lennart Henriksson and Johan Hammar, will give short lectures on ecology and water management, especially related to stocks of arctic char in the lakes.
We think it will be an interesting evening!
As part of the project Jämtkraft is planning to create fish passages around their hydropower dams in Billstaån (Hackås). The measures are designed to recreate the free migration routes for fish and other organisms between lake Näkten and lake Storsjön. Billstaån has been used for hydroelectric power for a very long time causing migratory barriers and we are delighted that these measures now will take place.
Jämtkraft will now start the process for obtaining environmental permits for the actions in Billstaån. As one part of the process they will hold a public meeting at Hackås föreningshus on February 12 at 18:30. At the meeting they will explain their planned actions, and if you have questions or comments, there will be the opportunity to present them directly to Jämtkraft.