OLI's Open Space Survey and Evaluation Unit
OLI's Survey and evaluation unit surveys, documents and evaluates the ecological and environmental importance and sensitivity of natural resources, landscapes and the cultural heritage value of open spaces. This information is distributed to planners and environmental and development organizations for their use in formulating sustainable land use planning and its management. The ultimate goal is to complete a survey of all Israel’s unprotected open spaces. The areas that have already been surveyed and the newly proposed surveys are shown on the attached map.
The surveys are being conducted in cooperation with the KKL, the Israel Nature Protection and Parks Authority (INPPA), the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Tel-Aviv University, and the ILA.
Surveys in progress:
South Zevulun Valley
Central Jerusalem Hills
Vegetation monitoring – national scale
Location of endangered plant species