The project’s overarching aim is to preserve the described habitats and species for the next generations and to take measures where they are endangered. If at all possible, nature here is to receive such a support that allows it to protect and preserve itself in future. If there are very endangered habitats, new ones are also to be created.
A prime aim is to turn coniferous forests into new oak woods. Foreign species of trees that threaten the oak woods have to be driven back. Locally, about 4 ha of new oak and moor woods are planted. Breeding pits are to support Lucanus cervus as a keystone species of the oak woods.
A conservation of moors depends upon their hydrological balance. To restore near-natural conditions, drainage ditches are filled. Transpiration’s dehydrating effect is reduced by removing trees and shrubbery from the moors boundary areas. Waters home to the moors’ keystone species – Rana arvalis und Leucorrhinia pectoralis – are optimised or newly created.
Particularly at Schwarzes Wasser, measures based on a hydrological report are now in the pipeline that will make Luronium natans survive as a keystone species of shoreweed communities.
Trees and shrubbery are also removed from scrubby heaths and neglected sand grass. Grazing sheep are then to ensure a long existence. Historical heaths are to be restored if the place is suitable. To make keystone species like Lullula arborea and Coronella austriaca find enough peace, if you will, parts of the heaths and neglected grassland will be enclosed.