Oberstdorf and Hinterstein Barrier Forest, Germany

The mission of Bergwaldprojekt is to highlight the problems facing nature and to help in a targeted way by inviting everyone to volunteer in their projects, to learn about nature and to carry out conservation work to protect it.

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The Project

Two one week projects in the barrier forests of Oberstdorf and Hinterstein aim to improve the mountain forests in these sites, get people enthusiastic about the forest and its nature, and foster an understanding of the forest as an ecosystem. Anyone can volunteer to be involved in this work, under the leadership of an experienced and enthusiastic forester. The work will aim to protect the mixed forests and transform the spruce monocultures into structured mixed stands. These activities will contribute to the sustainability of the forest.
-Plant 4000 indigenous trees like fir, beech and larch, to transform the spruce monocultures and help the forest tolerate climate change.
-Tend 3 hectares of spruce forest to increase the number of mixed species
- Maintenance (creation?) of 2km of steep tracks to allow the tending of, monitoring of, and hunting in these forests.

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We are hugely grateful for the support of the European Outdoor Conservation Association, without whose support we could never have realised such an ambitious project.
Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage