Our Services

The Dokka Delta National Wetland Centre (DNV) wishes to act as a link between different stakeholders that are interested in and make use of wetlands and different elements of the local biodiversity. Many of the projects that we undertake allow us to work towards our main mission: to contribute to the preservation of biological diversity and ensuring that it is utilised in a sustainable manner in the best interests of the local community. DNV aims to increase awareness in the local community about wetlands and is developing sustainable and creative activities in and around the ecosystems in Land. Our three core work areas are habitat restoration, preservation and maintenance; nature interpretation; and nature tourism. In addition, we are involved in several elements of NiN surveying – nature surveying using the classification system Nature in Norway.

We perform diverse habitat restoration, preservation, maintenance and surveying on behalf of the official conservation authorities, the county council and local municipalities, and the Norwegian Environment Agency. If you require our assistance with any of these services, then please get in touch.

 

Examples of our current projects include:
• Control of giant hogweed
• Surveying for Meligethes norvegicus
• Surveying for Cicindela maritima
• Surveying for bearded bellflower and collecting information on this species
• Surveying for and monitoring of noble crayfish populations in Oppland
• Surveying for and monitoring of otter populations in Oppland
• Monitoring of golden eagle populations
• Restoration of drained mires
• Preservation measures for Dracocephalum ruyschiana
• Control of garden lupine
• Control of Himalayan balsam
• maintainence of semi-natural meadows and mires
• Preservation measures for freshwater pearl mussel populations
• Developing management plans for semi-natural meadows and mires

 

Nature interpretation 

We conduct nature interpretation for people of all ages. We focus particularly on offering nature education to primary and secondary school groups, and we work in partnership with a number of schools as part of ‘The Sustainable Backpack’ project. We also work with a number of other local organisations and businesses, and offer nature interpretation to visitors on request. Much of DNV’s work has been to assist the official conservation authorities in Norway and we wish to help develop new concepts and approaches to nature interpretation.

 

Habitat restoration and maintenance ‘skjøtsel’

We perform diverse habitat restoration, preservation, maintenance and surveying in protected areas on behalf of the official conservation authorities, the county council and local municipalities, and the Norwegian Environment Agency. We currently are engaged in many projects concerning wetland habitats and semi-natural grasslands. 

 

Nature tourism
‘The Dokka Delta Ecosystem – wetlands in a new age’ was one of fifteen projects in the national initiative ‘the value of our natural heritage’. This national initiative was financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment and the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation and was overseen by the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management. Our work in this project has allowed us develop visitor attractions in our region. A central part of our strategy has been art in nature. DNV has worked in cooperation with homegrown and foreign artists and professionals with the goal of developing nature interpretation that is focused on more than just the transmission of knowledge. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding of nature and the recognition that we are a part of the natural world.

 

Nature surveying using NiN

DNV has from 2015 had a surveying role on behalf of the Norwegian Environment Agency as past of the new classification system NiN (Nature in Norway). NiN is a classification system that covers all habitat types in Norway, with the aim of it making it accessible to all conservation groups who wish to preserve the variation that exists in our nature. The work is conducted on tablets in the field, and the data gathered is uploaded to databases.