On December 31, 1985, Agropastoril Gaboardi Ltda. began its activities with projects to plant pine forest on the farms owned by it, with the objective of generating economic and social development in the region.
In 1993, it expanded the areas of effective planting with the purchase of new lands and with the intention of investing in the research of new species, beginning this same year the importation of seedlings of Alamo of Chile and Argentina, with a resistant variety and adapted to the climate of the region.
Agropastoril Gaboardi Ltda. has been successfully implementing new forests reaching high productivity, seeking to maintain a balance between planted forests and native forests as a way of conserving and preserving local fauna and flora. Still concerned with the preservation of Araucaria (Brazilian pine), it has set up a nursery of seedlings and currently invests in an average planting of 60 thousand feet of Brazilian pine per year.
Today, the company has more than 10 million trees planted between the Pinus taeda and elliotti species, followed by Brazilian Pine (Araucaria angustifolia) and poplar, with continuous implementation of new projects.
Concerned with the preservation of the region’s natural water resources, Agropastoril Gaboardi Ltda. has an effective participation in the Committee of Micro Watersheds that form the Canoas River Basin and is worried about the future of the waters, so it has been adopting a series of measures to avoid fires of reserves and pollution of water sources and to preserve the forests ciliares and diverse areas of native forest. In this way the company has more than 37% of its land covered by natural vegetation in the forms of permanent preservation and legal reserve.
In order to carry out its activities, Agropastoril Gaboardi Ltda. today has a staff of 50 direct employees and more than 200 indirect jobs, giving priority to the employment and the available labor in the region. In the same way, it has established programs for the development of research and monitoring of its factors of productivity and conservation.