|Renaturalization of raised bogs is active climate
|County of Rosenheim renaturalizes more bog areas, information
presentation in Halfing
|The renaturalization measures in the bogs of the county will be
continued in the coming year.
The Department for Nature Protection of the County of Rosenheim now states
that also in 2011 financial support from the climate program for Bavaria
„Klimaprogramm Bayern 2020“ will be available.
|The Department for Nature Protection Rosenheim will focus it's endeavor
on the Biotope Network Group sites "Eggstätt-Hemhofer Seenplatte",
the "Stucksdorfer Moos" and the "Halfinger Freimoos"
along with "Rosenheimer Stammbeckenmoore".
|The Government of Upper Bavaria "Regierung von Oberbayern"
assists with 90 percent of the costs for the purchase of new areas. The
ten percent rest are spent by the county. The following renaturalization
is completely paid from the state.
|For all owners in Halfinger Freimoos, there is an information presentation
November 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Gasthaus „Zum Schildhauer“ in
Halfing. The meeting is public and anybody interested is warmly welcome.
|One important goal of the support program is the raising of the water
level in the dehydrated bogs, to bind harmful climate gases through peat
growth. Contemporarily, the renaturalization measures make a valuable
contribution to flood protection. Also the rare and endangered fauna and
flora of the bogs regain habitats.
|Growing bogs are deposits for plant capturated carbon. Several tons of
greenhouse gas carbon dioxide are removed from the atmosphere per
hectare land each year. Intact raised bogs are habitats for unique, high
specialized fauna and flora, today exposed to distinction. Up to 95
percent of the peat volume can consist of water. This enormous water
deposit potential of raised bogs emphasizes their positive influence on
The sundew ("Sonnentau"), shown in
the image, grows in renaturalized raised bogs. It helps the climate and many
life species and maintains flood protection.