Landscape in the context of Climate Change – New protection and land use concepts for the area of the Naturpark Südschwarzwald
This project, funded by the research program “KLIMOPASS” of the Ministry of the Environment of Baden-Württemberg, has the aim to research the potential impact of climate change on nature conservation areas in the southern Black Forest.
Naturpark Südschwarzwald, UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH
Description of the project:
Climate change is not just a global challenge; Also for the Southern Black Forest region, climate change will bring about serious changes in landscape and land use. Nature conservation is also severely affected. For some years now, the Naturpark Südschwarzwald has been working on protection against climate change. The project “Landscape in the context of Climate Change – Adaptation Strategies for the Naturpark Südschwarzwald” was recently completed. For six agriculture and forestry “model farms” potential risks due to climate change were assessed. For each separate farm plot of the different land use types (crop land, grass land, forests) the potential impact of climate change was assessed and adaptation measures have been developed. Results clearly show that the agriculture and forestry sectors will be subject to drastic changes; the same will apply to nature conservation areas as well. These nature conservation areas will be the focus of this follow up project. Focusing on Flora and Fauna Habitat (FFH) areas, the potential impact of climate change on regionally important nature conservation grassland and forestry areas will be researched.
The project is funded by the research program “KLIMOPASS” of the Ministry of the Environment of Baden-Württemberg and implemented by the Naturpark Südschwarzwald and UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH.