28.04. - 04.05.2020
This project is organized together with Shirakami Mountains Preservation Society (SMPS),
since 2006. The Shirakami Mountains is one of Japanese valuable preserved natural forests
consisting primarily of beech trees, registered as a World Natural Heritage in 1993. SMPS
aims to preserve the natural beauty of the Shirakami Mountains by nurturing seedlings of
beech trees, planting them, training mountain guide, etc. SMPS hosts tree-planting
ceremony every June for preserving beech forests and promoting the value. They also
preserve the forests near the Mutsu-bay, famous as production of scallops. Due to climate
change, the sea water temperature increased abnormally in 2010, the most of scallops
were dead, so SMPS started to preserve the forest there to let nutrient water flow to the
Volunteers will do various types of nature conservation works such as 1) transplanting the
seedlings 2) seeding for growing nursery trees, 3) arranging the environment for seeding
beds and so on. Work might be changed due to weather condition, we need to be flexible!
Volunteers will get knowledge of history and culture of Shirakami, and skills of
conservation forests in Japan.
Shared room in old elementary school. Sleeping bag is needed! Meals will be cooked by
volunteers by turns.
Volunteers should be prepared to work hard outside in good and bad weather and have
high motivation for work in the forests actively with local people.
Adresa: , Aomori, Japan
GPS: 40.886943, 140.590121
Volunteers will work in Ajigasawa town and Hiranai town in Aomori prefecture. Aomori is
located on the northernmost tip of Honshu Island. Shirakami Mountains located in
southwest and the Mutsu-bay nestles between the eastern Shimokita and western Tsugaru
Peninsulas. This is the good season for cherry blossom-viewing there.
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