Putoransky Reserve considered most inaccessible place in Russia

Putoransky Reserve considered most inaccessible place in Russia

July 07, 2023

The nature here is inhospitable - a harsh climate, boggy swamps, strong winds and permafrost.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Roslesinforg (all-Russian organization specializing in the integrated solution of forest accounting problems) compiled a list of the most inaccessible and mysterious places in Russia, where only taxators managed to get, in order to count the trees, assess their health, age, suitability for use, and the need for felling. Such places are located in the Arctic and the Far Eastern Federal District.

According to Roslesinforg, the most difficult object is the Putoransky State Nature Reserve in the Taimyr Peninsula south. The only way to get here is by helicopter.

Nevertheless, the institution’s specialists carried out ground measurements on an area of 0.5 million hectares. They identified and described the species composition, age, height, trees diameter and much more. They collected data on forest fires, pest damage, industrial emissions, windfalls, windbreaks, snowbreaks and other negative impacts. According to the goarctic.ru portal, even berrying grounds and mosses were subject to accounting.

For the first time on the reserve territory, such large-scale forest management work was carried out. Moreover, the nature here is inhospitable: a harsh climate, marshy swamps, high humidity, strong winds and permafrost.

When you get to such places, in order not to let the forest bedevil you, one need to appease the forest spirits: stop at the passes, sprinkle with milk or tea, leave a coin. But you must not give spirits strong drinks and stop in holy places, and in no case should you make noise in the forest.

Also, among the hard-to-reach forests in which Roslesinforg, despite all the difficulties, conducted a forest census, there are the Taimyrsky Reserve in the Krasnoyarsk Territory region, the Pasvik Reserve in the Murmansk region, the Yugyd Va National Park in Komi and the Verhnetazovsky Reserve in the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous okrug.

Earlier, we reported that the European pearl mussels’ restoration center will be created in the Pasvik Nature Reserve.

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Text: Elena Popova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

July 07, 2023

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