Parc des Baronnies (FRA)
General geographic description of the municipality
The natural Parc des Baronnies covers 1,506 km2, and has 31,164 inhabitants in 82 communes in the French departments Drome and Hautes Alpes. Major challenges in the natural parc are forest fires and rockfall and related forestry management.Hazard zones for all natural hazards exist for all communes, but a concept of integrated territorial risk management is missing that would improve risk prioritization processes with a dedicated communication strategy between all actors, stakeholders and protective services.
What are the typical natural hazards endangering the municipality?
Forest fires and torrents are the main challenges for the municipalites in Parc des Baronnies.
What is the role of the forest - especially the protection forests?
Protection forest is not well integrated in natural hazard risk management strategies.
Why is the PAR part of GreenRisk4Alps?
The project will focus at a cross-municipality scale and provide the PAR with improved tools to administer interest conflicts for improved overregional risk management. A need for quantification of values that profit from a change of risk management strategies should be based on improved hazard maps and forest protection maps.
What is the benefit for the PAR from participating in the project
The benefits from GR4A are: 1. Quantification of values that profit from improved forest mangement and risk avoiding strategies. 2. Hazard maps, protection forest function maps and consequence evaluation of identified hazards for economy.
Image top: Parc regional des Baronnies
Image bottom: Rock fall boulder (Frederic Berger)