Revitalisation of riverside woodland - pilot measures at Wienerwald

The Austrian Federal Forests (Österreichische Bundesforste) maintain one out of every ten square metres of Austria’s natural landscape.

The protection of nature and environment is our daily business. We protect, maintain and cultivate/sustainably use the natural resources entrusted to us – such as forests, mountains, rivers and lakes.

Especially rivers are an important corridor between the Biosphere Park Wienerwald and the National Park Donau-Auen. As part of the project, we implement pilot measures to improve the connectivity of rivers and riversides.

We restored about 42 ha of potential natural forests close to small rivers and water bodies. Over the next years, they will transform to natural riverside forests