Levides is a 4.8-hectare plot located close to the A25 highway (40° 40’ 50,6” N; 8° 11’ 12,8” W), União de Freguesias de Cambra e Carvalhal de Vermilhas, in county of Vouzela, in Viseu district. The management of the land results from a management protocol made with Mr. Alberto Rego, individually, with a duration of 10 years, starting in September 2019 and ending in the same month of 2029.

The property is located between the levels at 480 to 520m, with a 10% slope, a little more pronounced in the area adjacent to the central water line.

The property burned in October 2017. The fire thwarted the landowner’s efforts to create a maritime pine farm on the land.

The property’s soil alternates between granite outcrops and soils apparently with some depth and good moisture retention capacity.


Recurring vegetation

  • Broom (Cytisus sp.)
  • Common oak (Quercus robur)
  • Willow (Salix sp.)

Punctual vegetation

  • Pine tree (Pinus pinaster)
  • Cupressus (Cupressus sp.)

Management model

The MONTIS approach is aimed at strengthening natural processes, with the aim of enhancing renaturalization and increasing biodiversity. It is intended to make the managed properties more resilient to disturbances, namely to fire.

The central objectives in management management are:

  • Support of natural processes
  • Increased resilience to natural hazards
  • Support actions


Evolution of the property through aerial photography