History

First decades of ‘900
Authoritative naturalists and men of culture support the idea of creating a natural park in Trentino to protect the territory between the Adamello-Presanella massif and the Brenta Dolomites Group. The proposals identify three main elements of protection: the Val Genova, the Brenta Group and Lake Tovel, and the last native brown bear population of the Alps.

1967
The protected area “Adamello Brenta Nature Park” is identified. The Autonomous Province of Trento includes it in the first Provincial Urban Plan (PUP) together with the Paneveggio Pale di San Martino Natural Park. These were the first two provincial natural parks in Italy. However, the management of the Park remains with the Province which, through the Parks Service, has been implementing a policy of bland naturalistic enhancement for years. Nevertheless, the building constraint that safeguards the territory from the building speculations that, in those years, affect the rest of the provincial territory, holds well.

1987
The new Pup considerably expands the boundaries of the protected area. The protected area thus passes from the original 504 square kilometers to 618 square kilometers.

1988
The provincial law of 6 May 1988, n. 18, “Organization of natural parks” anticipates the principles of participation later sanctioned by the national framework law 394/91. It defines the aims of the Trentino natural parks as “the protection of natural and environmental characteristics, the promotion of scientific study and the social use of environmental assets“. It also establishes the administrative organization and general guidelines for managing the protected area.- Carlo Eligio Valentini is the first President of the Park (1988-1995)- Sandro Flaim is the first Manager of the Park (1988-1994)

1994
Arrigo Franceschi Park Manager (1994-2000)

1995
Antonello Zulberti President of the Park (1995-2010)

1999
After the first very difficult years in terms of social acceptance, in which the Park must defend its principles, in 1999 the Adamello Brenta introduces a fundamental management tool: the Park Plan. Its approval marks the end of the phase of social opposition, thus allowing the protected area to release its energies in a finally proactive action.

2000
Claudio Ferrari Park Manager (2000-2010)

2003
With the revision of the Provincial urban plan, the boundaries of the Park are again extended. Now the protected area covers 620.50 sq. Km.

2006
EMAS community environmental registration with registration number IT-000576 and adherence to the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism.

2007
Provincial Law on forests and nature protection (L.P. May 23, 2007, n. 11) “Government of the forest and mountain territory, of watercourses and protected areas” which replaces and integrates the L.P. 18/88.

2008
The Park receives the recognition as Adamello Brenta Geopark.  Geopark. It thus becomes part of the European and Global Geoparks Network. This network of protected areas works to enhance the geological Earth heritage with UNESCO.

2009
The Brenta Dolomite Group with its stone castles, towers, bell towers, bold spiers and huge walls becomes part of the World Natural Heritage of Humanity.

2010
Antonio Caola President of the Park (2010-2015)

2011
Roberto Zoanetti Park Manager (2011-2016)

2012
The EMAS Italy section in the Ecolabel and Ecoaudit Committee meeting resolves the renewal of the Park’s EMAS registration for the 2012-2016 period. First CETS revalidation.

2013
Inauguration of the ancient Segheria Veneziana (Venetian Sawmill) of Dimaro and new Info Point of the Park.
Starting the procedure for the adoption of the new Territorial Plan.

2014
The new Visitor Centre AcquaLife situated in the municipality of Spiazzo along the Sarca river.

 Adamello Brenta Nature Park opens in Carisolo the new Geopark and Geology Visitor centre.

2015
– Adamello Brenta Nature Park become one of 120 geoparks in UNESCO Global Geoparks.
– Joseph Masè President of the Park(2015-today)

2016
The Legambiente Ecotourism Oscar goes to Adamello Brenta Nature Park.

2017
Cristiano Trotter Park Manager (1.12.2017 – oggi)

2018
Second CETS revalidation

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