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Erecting wildlife fences in protective forests

location

Gemeinde Ferrera, Naturpark Beverin GR

Important note: Will be carried out taking protective measures into consideration

environment

Environment

The high number of deer in mountain forests in the Grisons makes it difficult for young trees to grow. An entire generation of trees is often lost; in times of climate change, these are crucial for natural regeneration and a healthy forest structure. Damage caused by bark beetles has also created a lot of open space. With your help, wildlife fences will be erected to protect areas where climate-adapted tree species will be planted. Over the course of three eventful days, you will get to know the mountain forest habitat and enjoy local farmhouse specialties.

Current project status

Project progress
60%

4 spacesare still free (out of a total of 10)

25 daysremaining until (registration deadline)

Duration:

Wednesday 28 July to Friday 30 July 2021 (three days)

Location:

  • Meeting point: PostBus stop “Ausserferrera”
  • Assignment location: forests in Ferrera/the Grisons

How it will work:

  • Volunteers are housed in Ausserferrera. Food and lodging costs are covered by the Beverin Nature Park as a thank-you for your work.
  • Volunteers are transported from their accommodation to the assignment location, where they will then walk 10–15 minutes to the site.
  • Once on site, volunteers will work with members of the forest service to erect wildlife fences.

Introduction:

Volunteers will be welcomed on site by Forester Enrico Netzer and Flurin Stoffel from the Beverin Nature Park, who will accompany them to the assignment location and introduce them to the work. 

Support:

  • Flurin Stoffel, assignment manager at the Beverin Nature Park, will be on hand to support volunteers and answer questions at any time.
  • Professional forestry workers will supervise the volunteers during practical tasks.
  • During their breaks, volunteers can discover interesting facts about the mountain forest habitat, the wildlife biology of deer and the region of the Beverin Nature Park.

Tasks:

  • Volunteers will distribute fencing material and help the forestry workers erect the fence.
  • Volunteers can hammer in posts, mount braces, construct a stile, and attach wire mesh and stranded wire to the posts.

Requirements:

  • You enjoy working outdoors
  • You have basic knowledge of how to work with tools like hoes, shovels, pickaxes and hammers
  • Note that working on steep hillsides in mountain forests requires concentration and a strong physical constitution 

What you'll need:

  • Good footwear
  • Gloves
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Meeting point

Postautohaltestelle Ausserferrera

7444 Gemeinde Ferrera, Naturpark Beverin GR

When

28.07.2021 - 30.07.2021

09:00 - 16:30 Uhr

Project language

German, English

To registration

Our project partners
Naturpark Beverin

The area of the Beverin Nature Park stretches around the Piz Beverin, which is 2,998m above sea level. The park comprises four valleys as well as two culturally and linguistically distinct settlement areas. The park communities have joined forces to advance sustainable economic and social development. They work to preserve precious natural and cultural resources, strengthen the local economy and promote tourism close to nature.