There is a delicate balance between the mountain and man, the latter living and studying it, but at the same time allowing it to evolve naturally. Climate change is making this constant evolution more and more unpredictable: from the dolomite rocks that collapse in the valley, to the proliferation of pathogens in the forests that cover the slopes. In order to reduce the damage and danger of these phenomena, biodiversity is the basis, and it is precisely in this area that man acts to encourage its spontaneous development.
For a few days I joined Dario, the forest ranger of the Regole d'Ampezzo. In the areas covered by the project, the land is managed collectively, called Regola. For centuries, the collective ownership and use of forest and pasture resources represented the essential source of means of survival for the Ampezzo population. It also regulated the relationship between man and the environment, allowing sustainable use of the valley's natural territory.
Quoting Ivone Cacciavillani: "And perhaps it is precisely solidarism, which lies at the basis of collective ownership, that could once again be the lifesaver of the mountains: that total involvement of the people in the fate of the territory on which and of which they live can be the new remedy for the evils in progress, but ancient in the principles that inspire it."