The Association gathers 15 municipalities, local businesses and private citizens around a strategic vision for sustainable forest and landscape management in the middle valley of the River Aterno, in central Italy, and is candidate to join the International Model Forest Network. Besides sustainable forestry, other specific objectives are: promotion of cooperation across the member communities, also for the creation of enterprise networks; adaptation to climate change; support to ecosystem services maintenance; stewardship of agricultural diversity and local crop varieties; river restoration.

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