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Active nature conservation

Many of the bird species in the Weidmoos need an open landscape with areas of wetland and standing water. Specific action had to be taken to conserve these landscape elements in the Weidmoos for the future or, in some cases, to recreate them.

  • It was necessary to acquire some areas of land and rights of use before the planned biotope management measures could be implemented.
  • The existing management plan has been used as a basis for drawing up detailed plans for the construction measures to be undertaken.
  • The closure of drainage ditches and the construction of dams helped to prevent the area drying out and degenerating into woodland.
  • Environmental surveys and monitoring programs provided information on which decisions could be based and enabled the success of management interventions to be evaluated.
  • Facilities for visitors now enable people to experience the Weidmoos without disturbing its sensitive equilibrium.
> Slideshow with pictures from the project


(c) Gem. Lamprechtshausen
Active nature conservation at the Weidmoos ...

(c) Land Salzburg
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