The Researchers House

Created for the purpose of hosting and facilitating academic research projects. It was the first idea to come to fruition, and serves as a platform for all other projects it is intended to host. It is the ideological seed. The house provides the infrastructure necessary for uncovering the reserve's biological diversity as well as its current state, so that direct strategic conservation actions can be implemented.

The inauguration of this lodge was celebrated at the first Friends of the Forest meeting was an event (know more), as well as gather and bring together people who wanted to protect and preserve forests and the environment in general. During the meeting participants took part in seed planting, knowledge exchange, and a playful "collective hug" for the reserve.

Projects – completed and underway at the Researcher's House:

Feb. 2012
Project about the Canoas River Basin, and the birthplace of the waters in the Santa Catarina state territory.
Responsible - Prof.Dr. Luiz Fernando Scheibe.

Nov. 2014
1º Photography course in photographing biodiversity research - PPBIO - nucleus south SC.
Responsible - Prof.Dr. Selvino Neckel de Oliveira.

April. 2015
Graduation group from biological sciences – UFSC Invertebrates.
Responsible - Prof . Dr. Selvino Neckel de Oliveira.

May. 2015
Researcher Dr. Juliano Bogoni, mastofauna of the Araucaria forest.
Responsible - Prof. Dr. Nivaldo Peroni.

Nov. 2015
Responsible Prof. Carol Angri.

Dec. 2015
Pos Graduation biological sciences in fungus, alga and plants.
Responsible – Prof. Maria Alice Neves.

Jan. 2016
Project Charão.
Responsible - Prof. Dr. Jaime Martinez and Prof. Nêmora Pauletti Prestes.

Out. 2016
Hands on Class for undergraduates of Biological Sciences. University of Pampa - São Gabriels.
Responsible - Prof. Marcia Spies.

Nov. 2016
Ecology Class for the undergraduates in Biological Science UFSC.
Responsible - Prof. Carol Angri.

Nov. 2016
Field day on local flora for professors of post graduate course in ecology – UFSC.
Responsible - Prof. Eduardo L.H. Giehl.

Dez. 2016
Field day for the study of amphibians and reptiles for professors of Responsible Biological Sciences UFRJ.
Responsible - Bruno Miranda.

Scientific Research

If you would like to conduct an academic research project at our facility please submit your idea to us (a letter of introduction, your resume/CV, and a photo identification).

Bring your course, project, participants, or be a volunteer in the area of your choosing at the reserve.

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Attach resume, cover letter, document, etc.

Participate, do your trainee, be a volunteer.

Or engage in any of the projects foreseen by the reserve management plan:

Environmental Management Plan
Obtain financial resources
Biodiversity research & monitoring in the Reserve
Fire prevention & monitoring
Establish a Fire Brigade & acquisition of fire fighting equipment
Demark Nature Heritage Reserve property boundaries & install signs
Install a fence around the Nature Heritage Reserve’s boundaries
Block off & isolate legal Areas of Permanent Preservation
Promote protection of watershed springs
Monitor water quality
Soil conservation & erosion control
Install native tree nursery for restoration work
Fauna & Flora
Animal release & reintroduction
Promote partnerships with other legal Areas of Conservation and legal Heritage Reserves
Set up partnerships with universities and envir. agencies
Interact with neighboring community
Social communication
Obtain funding for eco projects
Promote the environmental value of natural resources
Train ecotourism guides
Control & eradicate exotic species in Reserve (such as Pinus tree species and wild hogs)
Connect Areas of Conservation & create ecological corridors
Agriculture & permaculture
Promote alternative techniques against field burning by locals
Promote alternative techniques against use of agrotoxic materials
Prevent hunting and fishing in the area of the Reserve
Inhibit growth of exotic plant species in the Reserve
Separate general trash and recyclable trash
Implement solar energy, cesspool, and eco technologies
Promote environmental education
Establish an academic and scientific research program
Install and maintain nature trails
Reclamation / ecological restoration of disturbed areas that were originally occupied by native plant species associated with the Araucaria Tree Forest
Study of regional history (oral and documented and artifacts), including indigenous peoples and European settlers and their cultures (primitive and ancestral wisdom) and regional landuse
Survey native species plants with pharmacological, phytotherapeutic, medicinal herbal and cosmetical properties
Research work on native plant species with nutritional, culinary, food seasoning and infusion properties
Valorize the floristic and native vegetation of the local community; study of its properties and sustainable uses
Promote environmental and ecological events at the Reserve

The RPPN GFA lies simultaneously in the outcrop zone and recharge area of the Guarani Aquifer. It is located at the highest point of the Santa Catarina State, at the Morro da Boa Vista (1827m above sea level), headwaters of the watershed of the Canoas River, and birthplace of its waters.