Lanu - Normale Ansicht

Prossen / Dry Stone Walls & Forest

Project AreaSaxon Switzerland District - Osterzgebirge
AcquisitionOctober 2002
Size8.69 ha
National Park (NP)
Flora-Fauna-Habitat (FFH)
Special Protected Area (SPA)
Protected Landscape Area (PLA)
ManagementSaxony Forest State Office / Saxon Switzerland National Park Administration

Importance as a Natural Protected Area:

The area is stocked with a diverse range or species and mixed forest, rich in deadwood, and is in Nature Zone A of the Saxon Switzerland National Park. On the Hemeroby Scale, the mixed forest is classed as 90% natural and 10% semi natural. The Hemeroby Scale measures the extent of human cultural influence on the eco-system. This helps determine particularly natural landscapes, where the vegetation has been subject to relatively little human influence.


The area of forest acquired is bordered to the south by a dry stone wall which is the habitat of numerous animals such as weasels, blindworms, toads, mice, bumblebees and wild bees. As the area is categorised as an FFH region, it has special European level protection status.


By acquiring the sites, the LaNU Nature Protection Fund has ensured the long term preservation of this area in the context of nature protection.


Conservation and Development:

The aim in this area is to promote undisturbed development of natural and semi natural living communities. Any maintenance intervention would have a negative effect on the natural environment (i.e. age structure, loss of old wood habitats) The area is subject to process conservation, which excludes and forestry management activity. The only activity permitted is traffic safety work (for example renovation of the dry stone walls.

Sophie Löbel

Sächsische Landesstiftung Natur und Umwelt
Riesaer Straße 7
01129 Dresden

+49 (0)351 - 81 41 67 79
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