Conservation and restoration of alluvial forests and bog woodland in Brandenburg
From 2014 to 2022, the NaturSchutzFonds Brandenburg [Nature Conservation Foundation of Brandenburg] is undertaking a LIFE Nature project for the conservation and restoration of alluvial forests and bog woodlands in Brandenburg (North-East Germany). The project includes 10 NATURA 2000-areas, located within three riverine systems. The NATURA 2000-areas are located along the upper Stepenitz (Prignitz), along the Upper Rhin including the Lake Stechlin District (Ostprignitz-Ruppin) as well as in the Middle Dahme Valley (Dahme-Spreewald). The overall area of the NATURA 2000-areas is 15.131 ha. 130 ha of alluvial forests (*91E0) and 25 ha of bog woodlands (*91D0) will be stabilized or restored.
The foundation is supported by the Landesamt für Umwelt (Ministry of Rural Development, Environment and Agriculture), the Naturschutzbund (NABU) (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union) and the foundation Euronatur. € 5.1 million are available for the project. Three quarters of the budget are covered by the European Commission and one quarter by the foundation "Naturschutzfonds Brandenburg" itself.