International Conference in France

30 July 2016

The members of our project team took part in the International Conference organized in NIMES, France from 28 to 30 June 2016.

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Preparatory Works on a Series of Documentaries

24 July 2016

We are currently working on a series of documentaries whose main objective is to increase public awareness about environmental problems and present the key issues related to the Life + project and its importance in nature conservation. The first episode will air on TVP Kraków in August.

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International Conference in Holland

13 July 2016

On 15-17.06.2016 our project representatives took part in the International Conference held in Zandvoort, Netherlands.

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Błędowska Desert Now Available to Tourists – Klucze Commune

6 July 2016

Please note that: the northern part of Błędowska Desert, which is used by the army, is a closed area. Błędowska Desert Now Available to Tourists – Klucze Commune   We cordially invite you to visit the Błędowska Desert, which has been prepared for tourists by the Klucze Commune: (The viewpoint – Czubatka Mount, GPS coordinates: ...

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The Project Board Meeting

2 July 2016

Yet another Project Board meeting was held earlier today at Błędowska Desert.

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The LIFE12/NAT/PL/000031 Project Team Meets TVP Kraków

16 May 2016

Yesterday’s Kraków Chronicle (TVP Kraków) featured a report on the progress of works at the Błędowska Desert and their impact on parachute training of the Polish 6th Airborne Brigade.             http://krakow.tvp.pl/25355988/15-v-2016-godz-1830

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LIFE 2016 Information Day

29 April 2016

On 26 April 2016 our project team took an active part in LIFE Information Day which was held at the New Horizons Foundation Training and Conference Center in Warsaw. The event was organized for the ninth time by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. The LIFE Information Day was a great opportunity ...

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Conference Summarizing the LIFE11 NAT/PL/432 Project

21 April 2016

The Conference summarizing the LIFE11 NAT/PL/432 project – „Protection of valuable natural non-forest habitats typical of the Orle Gniazda Landscape Park” was held on 18-20 April 2016 in Hucisk near Wodowice. The conference was a synthesis of the achievements of the project implemented in the years 2012-2016 in four Natura 2000 sites, and a great ...

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The workshop is intended for representatives of military institutions and military facility managers.

15 April 2016

On 14.04.2016 special workshops for representatives of military institutions and military facility managers were held in Tarnobrzeg. The thematic scope of the workshops included the principles of protection of Natura 2000 sites, the methods of active protection of Natura 2000 sites in military areas, and protection of grassland habitats (inland dunes with open Corynephorus and ...

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European Commission Representative Visiting District Management of Infrastructure in Cracow

2 April 2016

31 March – 01 April 2016 A representative of the European Commission is currently visiting the District Management of Infrastructure in Kraków. The meeting is related to the presentation of the progress of The integrated conservation of non-forest natural habitat on military area in Natura 2000 site project.

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Faculty of Forestry of the Department of Forest Utilization, visited the area of Błędowska Desert

20 March 2016

On 17.03.2016, Dr inż. Hubert Lachowicz and Mr Jarosław Kikulski from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences [SGGW] – Faculty of Forestry of the Department of Forest Utilization, visited the area of Błędowska Desert to take samples of pine wood for structural as well as physical and mechanical studies. The areas for research were marked ...

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Workshop in Bydgoszcz

18 March 2016

On 17.03.2016, the 4th workshop addressed to representatives of military institutions and people managing military areas which are of particular importance to nature in the LIFE12 NAT/PL/000031 project “Comprehensive protection of non-forest natural habitats in military areas under the framework of Natura 2000” – Błędowska Desert, financed by the LIFE+ financial instrument from the funds ...

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Field inspection of the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection

10 March 2016

On 09.03.2016, the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection carried out a field inspection in order to assess the status of natural habitats which are under protection in the area of Natura 2000 Błędowska Desert and check the effects of the protective measures. The Regional Infrastructure Board in Cracow, realizing the LIFE12NAT/PL/000031 Project “Comprehensive protection of ...

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Meeting with the LIFE11 NAT/PL/432 project

7 March 2016

On 03-04.03.2016, within the framework of the F2 action, a meeting of the LIFE12 NAT/PL/000031 Project with the Project entitled “Protection of valuable natural non-forest habitats characteristic for the area of the Eagles’ Nests Landscape Park” was held. The first day of the meeting was held in the office of the Project, and was also ...

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Nomination for the QUALITY OF THE YEAR 2016

23 February 2016

The Regional Infrastructure Board in Cracow received a nomination for the title of the QUALITY OF THE YEAR 2016 for the project “Comprehensive protection of non-forest natural habitats in military areas under the framework of Natura 2000”. Since its establishment, the Qualitas Foundation European Centre for the Promotion of Good Business Practices [Fundacja Qualitas Europejskie ...

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Qualification for the Polish Intelligent Development

26 January 2016

The Regional Infrastructure Board in Cracow received a qualification for the Polish Intelligent Development Award 2016, which media partner is “Rzecz o Innowacjach” in “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” – where entities that participate in the program and implement innovative projects are presented. The Polish Intelligent Development Award is a nationwide distinction which honours the most innovative ...

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Nomination for the Symbol of Pro-ecological Actions

22 January 2016

The Regional Infrastructure Board in Cracow has been nominated to the title of the Symbol of Pro-ecological Actions 2016 for the project “Comprehensive protection of non-forest natural habitats in military areas under the framework of Natura 2000”. The Symbol 2016 is a nationwide media promotion program conducted for more than five years by the editorial ...

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Training and Coordination Briefing in Zakopane

30 October 2015

A training and coordination briefing took place in the period from 26 to 30 October 2015 in Zakopane. Environmental issues were discussed during the briefing – in particular the assessment of conducting environmental protection in the Armed Forces in 2015 and the directions and priorities for actions in 2016. During the briefing our project Manager ...

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Workshops “Principles of protection of the Natura 2000 areas – Błędowska Desert”.

29 October 2015

The second of the five workshops prepared for representatives of military institutions and people administering the military areas, which are of particular environmental import_ance for the LIFE12 NAT/PL/000031 project entitled “Comprehensive protection of non-forest natural habitats in military areas under the framework of Natura 2000” – Błędowska Desert, funded under the LIFE + financial instrument ...

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Task assignment and assessment briefing for people dealing with the issues of Environmental Protection in the Wrocław 4th Regional Logistics Base (4 RBLOG).

23 October 2015

A task assignment and assessment briefing for people dealing with the issues of environmental protection in the Wrocław 4th RBLOG and in the 2,4,43,44,45 section for environmental protection of the Military Economic Division took place in Świeradów Zdrój from the 19 to 23 October 2015. The thematic scope of the briefing included: Permits concerning waste ...

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Nomination for the Polish Innovation Award 2015

21 October 2015

Nomination for the Polish Innovation Award 2015 The Regional Infrastructure Board in Cracow was nominated for the title Polish Innovation Award 2015 in the program conducted by the Polish Agency for Enterprise and the Biznes Plus editorial office. The nomination was granted for the project LIFE12NAT/PL/000031 “Comprehensive protection of non-forest natural habitats in military areas ...

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The conference summarizing the project “Poznaj Swoją Naturę” [“Know your nature”]

25 September 2015

The conference summarizing the project “Know your Nature” The conference closing the Life + project Nationwide information and promotion campaign Know your Nature was held on the 24 September 2015 at the seat of the Ministry of the Environment. The event was attended by Michał Kiełsznia, the General Director of Environmental Protection. Among the guests ...

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Course in ecological safety

15 September 2015

The second day of the training course in ecological safety for the environmental verifiers from military units (institutions) is held today. The course is organized by the Infrastructure Department of the Ministry of National Defence in cooperation with the (OPBMR) Defence Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Training Centre of the National Defence University. Representatives of ...

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11th International Scientific and Technical Conference “Circulation of Elements in nature BIOACCUMULATION-TOXICITY-PREVENTION”

10 September 2015

Today, the representative of our Project took part in the XI International Scientific and Technical Conference “Circulation of Elements in nature BIOACCUMULATION-TOXICITY-PREVENTION”. The conference was organized by the Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute in collaboration with the Infrastructure Department of the Ministry of National Defence. The above-mentioned conference was held under the ...

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Polish Army Day

14 August 2015

On the 15 August 2015 we celebrate the Polish Army Day. On this occasion, we wish all the soldiers and civilian employees best health, happiness, success in professional and personal life and determination in performing tasks.  

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The fourth meeting of the Project Council

10 July 2015

The fourth meeting of the Project Council was held at the registered office of the Regional Infrastructure Board in Cracow on the 09 July 2015. Edyta Mazur, the Manager of the Project, discussed the most import_ant issues and then the members of the meeting visited the Błędowska Desert. The proposal “Building a viewing platform”, which ...

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Promotion of our Project during the ekoLIDERZY (ecoLEADERS) competition

17 June 2015

On the 15 June 2015 in the garden of the Archaeological Museum in Cracow, the award ceremony of the Lesser Poland region’s ekoLIDERZY 2015 competition was held. The Regional Environmental Protection and Water Management Fund in Cracow fulfilling their mission and in accordance with a few years tradition organized the ekoLIDERZY 2015 competition which main ...

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International conference in Riga

30 May 2015

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN RIGA – Nature Conference Eu Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 – implementation 26-29.05.2015 Riga

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Tourists ignore the entrance prohibition on the Desert

15 May 2015

The retracing effects of natural values of the Błędowska Desert are already visible to the naked eye. Both from the side of Czubatka and Dąbrówka we can admire a captivating view of the exposed sands. From the side of Klucz, the tourist attraction has been opened to public for some time now, while in Chechle ...

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XXV Jura Symposium

7 May 2015

On May 6th, the Association of Landscape Parks of the Silesian voivodeship organized the XXV JURA SYMPOSIUM – MAN AND NATURE OF THE KRAKOW-WIELUN UPLAND, in which we took part.

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Control of the Infrastructure Department of the Ministry of Defence

24 April 2015

On the 23 April 2015, the Project LIFE12 NAT/PL/000031 participated in a supervision carried out by the Department of Infrastructure of the Ministry of Defence. Representatives of the Department got acquainted with the Project’s Works schedule and visited the Błędowska Desert where they could evaluate the implementation of the tasks assigned to the Project.

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Training organized by 3 RBLOG

23 April 2015

22.04.2015 BOCHNIA – we have taken part in a training organized by 3 RBLOG – thank you for the invitation and an amazing atmosphere LIFE12 NAT/PL/000031 commonly known as LIFE +

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16.04 – SAPPER’S DAY

16 April 2015

16.04 – Sapper’s Day “… No battle or war can proceed without sappers; And when peace will come, they are still in combat …” [„…żadna bitwa, a zawżdy wojna odbyć się bez saperów nie może, a gdy pokój nastanie, oni ciągle w walce są…”] Tadeusz KOŚCIUSZKO Dear Sappers On such an important day we wish ...

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LIFE 2015 Information Day

15 April 2015

Yesterday, on April 14, 2015 in Warsaw, the representation of our project took part in the LIFE Information Day, which was organized for the eighth time by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW). The event provided an opportunity to exchange experience with other beneficiaries of the LIFE program, as well as ...

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Heppy Easter

2 April 2015

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In March we will participate in a conference organized by the project LIFE09NAT/IT/000118

8 March 2015

In March we will participate in a conference organized by the project LIFE09NAT/IT/000118 http://www.lifericopri.it/en/

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Within the next few days, a financial audit of the project for the period from 01.09.2013

27 February 2015

Within the next few days, a financial audit of the project for the period from 01.09.2013 till the end of 20014 will be carried out by the ADVISOR company from Katowice. It is the implementation of the action F3. The audit is conducted in two stages, the next will be carried out after completion of ...

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The removal of trees and shrubs from the Błędów Desert (pl. Pustynia Błędowska) has begun.

20 February 2015

The removal of trees and shrubs from the Błędów Desert (pl. Pustynia Błędowska) has begun. Since the beginning of January 2015, we have started the implementation of one of the most important tasks of our project, i.e. an active protection operation – the removal of trees and shrubs. The fieldwork is conducted under strict environmental ...

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NOTE! A CHANGE OF THE EMAIL ADDRESS

1 February 2015

NOTE! A CHANGE OF THE EMAIL ADDRESS On 01.02.2015 the e-mail address of the PROJECT has changed. NEW ADDRESS rzi.life@wp.mil.pl

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Happy New Year

31 December 2014

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Attention ! ! !

20 December 2014

Attention ! ! ! Military Błędowska Desert Land was cleared of waste. PLEASE DO NOT POLLUTE THE DESERT AREA. During a supervision in the field “wild” landfill left by people were encountered. Desert area is monitored by the staff of the Management Team, the contractor demining company and environmental monitoring. Numbers of cases of waste ...

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COMPLETION OF WORK AREA I PWiN

20 December 2014

COMPLETION OF WORK AREA I PWiN In the area of 86.3233 h (i.e. 23% of the total area) the act of cleaning the area with explosives and dangerous objects has been completed. The task was performed by sapper work to a depth of 1.2 m. Explosives and dangerous objects from the specified area were detected, ...

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COMPLETION OF MONITORING STAGE, condition “O”

20 December 2014

COMPLETION OF MONITORING STAGE, condition “O” 31.10.2014r monitoring of the state “0” for about 50% of the surface area was completed. During the process the following tests have been carried out: 1. Detailed floristic inventory Detailed floristic inventory, with particular emphasis on protected and endangered higher plants and fungi (including lichens). The task was to ...

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PROJECT COUNCIL MEETING

8 December 2014

PROJECT COUNCIL MEETING On 11.12.2014 at 9:00 am at the headquarters of the District Board of Infrastructure in Krakow ul. Mogilska 80 there will be the last in this year meeting of the Project Life 12 / NAT / EN 000,031th. The meeting will summarize all projects completed during the first year of the project. ...

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NOTE!

17 September 2014

NOTE! We would like to inform, that in relation to the field works within the project LIFE12 NAT/PL/000031 for tasks concerning checking and demining the area of explosives and dangerous materials, removing trees and bushes and the monitoring of protective activities from the date of 1st September 2014 and until further notice PUBLIC ACCESS IN ...

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Meeting of the Project Management Board of Life 12/NAT/PL/ 000031

10 June 2014

At 5 was held to meeting of The Project Management Board of Life 12 NAT/PL/000031. The most important point of the meeting was the trip to Pustynia Błędowska (Błędów Desert) in order to learn about the area of the project together with discussing: the protection of the habitats, method of conducting field activities and using ...

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The training and coordination briefing in Szklarska Poręba

6 June 2014

At 29.05.2014, during the training and coordination briefing in Szklarska Poręba, organized by the Inspectorate for Armed Forces Support for the Board representatives and RBLOG (District Base of Logistics), the members of the Project Management Team of LIFE 12 NAT/PL/000031, Ms. Edyta Mazur and MS. Katarzyna Kępa, presented the aim and goals of the project. ...

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The International Conference In Veszprem, Hungary.

25 May 2014

From 14 to 16 May 2014, two representatives of our project – Ms. Edyta Mazur and MS. Justyna Markiewicz – Kuchta participated in the International Conference on: “Wildlife conservation within military areas”, which was held in Veszprem in Hungary Taking part in the conference resulted in broadening our knowledge in the scope of the areas ...

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Happy Easter

15 April 2014

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About the project on the Polish Radio Trojka

27 March 2014

Today on the Polish Radio Trojka could be heard about our project: “… This is the first such project in Poland. The Army will be protecting the area of Desert Błędowska. With the help of EU funds, soldiers and naturalists have to stop overgrowing of land belonging to one of the most valuable in Europe” ...

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Promotion of the project on the Krakow Radio

27 March 2014

Edyta Mazur and Col. Adam Garczyński – The Head of the District board of Infrastructure in Cracow, in the promotion project interviewed Krakow Radio.

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Inaugural meeting of the Council Project LIFE12 NAT/PL/000031

27 March 2014

On December 3, 2013 at the headquarters of The District board of Infrastructure in Cracow was held the inaugural meeting of the Council Project LIFE12 NAT/PL/000031. Purpose of meeting was to present The Council of the main objectives of the project, goals and results, which in the framework of the project will to be achieved.

Launch of the Life + projects

27 March 2014

On November 5, 2013, at the headquarters of The National Found for Environmental Protection and Water Management was held the kick-off meeting to start 23 projects, which received founding in the Program LIFE + (name: Regional Kick-off meeting LiFE 2012). In the meeting was attended by representatives of the beneficiaries involved in the project from Poland, ...

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The UE expert visits us

10 March 2014

On 12th of February 2014r. visit – Monitoring of the Expert Committee of The Europen for the project LIFE 12 NAT/PL/000031 The integrated conservation of non-forest natural habitat on military area in Natura 2000 site. The meeting was held with project management team during which have been raised the following issue: • advancement and implementation ...

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