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LIFE-Natur-Projekt "Rosenheimer Stammbeckenmoore"  LIFE-Natur-Projekt "Rosenheimer Stammbeckenmoore"
Rosenheim Bogs

Landkreis Rosenheim - LIFE-Nature Project

The "Rosenheimer Stammbeckenmooren" (Bogs of Rosenheim) is an area which contains approximately 43 kmē of moor/peat landscape, one the biggest of its kind in Bavaria and Southern Germany. The area acquires its Europe-wide significance because of its size, the relative closeness to nature, the firm coexistence of threatened wetland ecosystems and of special animal and plant species like for example "Schwarzstorch" (Black stork, Ciconia nigra), "Sperlingskauz" (Eurasian Pygmy Owl, Glaucidium passerinum), "Brachvogel" (Curlews, Numenius arquata), "Blau-" and "Schwarzkehlchen" (Blue- blackthroat, Luscinia svecica, Saxicola rubicola).
A LIFE-Nature-Project was approved by the European Union for the "Rosenheimer Stammbeckenmoore" (Rosenheim County peat areas) due to its protruding importance.
The most essential goals within 5 project years (begin Juli 2005, end October 2010):
  • Restoration of the natural water household in 400 hectares of exploited and drained peatlands.
  • Preservation and optimizing of the litter meadow habitats in the nature reserve sites "Auer Weidmoos" and "Kaltenaue".
  • Extensive public relation work regarding bog protection, especially in the construction of the 2 bog stations in the sites of "Sterntaler Filze" and "Nicklheim".

Lageplan / map

Boundary of the project zone.


The "close to nature" riparian forests of the "Kalten" are distinguished by luscious growth. (Photo: A. Köck)


The most essential task of the project is the regeneration of moor growth in dehydrated raised bogs. The peat mosses, usually green colored, belong to the most important peat formers. After recovery of the water household, they prove how efficient the regeneration of the raised bogs is. (Photo: R. Schulz)


The bluethroat bird is already "at home" here in the project area. Its habitat will be clearly expanded by the rewetting measues being made. (Photo: A. Koeck)


Already during the beginning of the project you could sometimes see him flying around up in the sky: the black stork loves the forest areas of the wetland biotopes where he'll really benefit from the LIFE Project. (Photo: A. J. Fuenfstueck)
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