The impact of peat cutting has been
such that the Weidmoos could not simply be left to itself.
After large parts of the bog have been drained, it would
have turned into an area of monotonous woodland. Many
of the bird species living in the Weidmoos need open
wetlands with standing water. Carefully planned action
had to be taken to preserve this habitat or, in some
places, to recreate it.
This habitat management has
been carried out by the EU-funded LIFE project. A discovery
trail, information centre and viewing tower have been
created for visitors, enabling people to experience
the Weidmoos at first hand without disturbing the bird
Drainage ditches threaten
to dry out the Weidmoos. ...
Trees threaten to
overgrow the complete Weidmoos ...