Wild nature, just a few steps from the city
The Bondone System of Reserves covers more than 1,100 hectares around the mountains of Bondone-Stivo. The area encompasses 7 Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and includes: Laghi e abisso di Lamar, Terlago, Stagni della Vela-Soprasasso, Dos Trento, Burrone di Ravina, Torbiera delle Viote, Tre cime Monte Bondone, Prà dall'Albi-Cei, and four local reserves called Prada, Palù, Valle Scanderlotti and Casotte. The chance to manage such a vast ecologic and natural heritage around the city of Trento and the Adige Valley entails the challenging task of accommodating very diverse interests on these areas. Protecting and promoting a still well preserved heritage are the pivotal points of such challenge. The System was established when the previous Bondone-Soprasasso System of Reserves, which only touched the Municipality of Trento, was extended to the neighbouring municipalities.
The main purposes of the System are:
- unitedly and coordinately managing the protected areas within the System
- protecting and, as much as possible, improving the conservation of protected areas within the System, implementing proactive conservation methods, according to province and state laws as well as European directives on the matter
- carrying out the above mentioned actions respecting both local traditions and existing social and economic activities.