Peneda-Gerês National Park
Representatives from Peneda-Gerês National Park in Portugal and North Cascades National Park Service Complex recently signed a 'Sister Park arrangement at the United States Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal in 2019. The agreement acknowledges the similarities between the two protected areas and promotes the sharing of ideas and best practices between park managers and their staffs.
Goals of the relationship:
Peneda-Gerês became the first, and only, Portuguese National Park in 1971. The park is home to a rich assortment of vegetation and a variety of ecosystems: an oak forest composed of English oak and Pyrenean oak; a mixed forest of deciduous and evergreen trees; and riparian vegetation, with yew, alder and ash trees. There are peat-bogs, rare and vulnerable habitats developed in wet soils' and moorlands, furze-fields and several kinds of broom fields, which occupy ancient areas of the oak forest.
Last updated: February 21, 2020