Students of M.Sc. Environment Management 1st year, went on a study tour cum practical demonstration to Kunjapuri, a restoration site on 11 Oct, 2018 under the guidance of Dr. H.B. Vasistha and Dr. Mridula Negi.
The journey begins from the FRI campus at 9.00 am. and reached its desired location at 12 noon. During the visit students visited the ancient Kunjapuri Temple, which is one of the 52 Siddh Peeths of India, followed by trekking in the hilly area. The frozen Himalayas and Bhagirathi range were clearly visible from the hill top
Dr. H. B. Vasistha and Dr. Mridula Negi demonstrate the students about ecological importance of several plant species important for restoration of degraded sites. Plantations can play a critical role in restoring productivity, ecosystem stability and biological diversity of degraded areas. They also unveil the students various patches which were restored by them. Students also got the opportunity to identify various plants and their medicinal and economical importance. While returning back the students visited Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh.
During the trip students learnt about the various plant species that can be utilized to restore degraded land, Besides, students also enjoyed the scenic beauty of the mountains and trekking in the hilly slope.