Bodies of water

Bodies of water

In and around all bodies of water there exist communities which differ greatly to the
terrestrial communities in the forest.

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Forest management and nature conservation in the Upper Rhine

With the expansion of the Rhine, local conditions within the Rhine floodplain have fundamentally changed regarding water regime.

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Handbook Forest and Water

Forest and Water – the Water Framework Directive has given this broad topic new importance. This handbook explains the relevance of the Water Framework Directive to forest management and how its implications should be handled. (15)
Alder Forests and Alder-Ash Forests in Montane Areas of the Vosges and the Alsatian Jura

Alder and Ash-alder forest communities in the Vosges: their ecological function and threats from human influence. This article from the ONF contains recommendations to manage these forests.

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Ecological function of small watercourses

Questioning the function and value of small watercourses opens up a minefield. This article deals with two basic questions: how do current, structure and communities interrelate to create diverse watercourses and what functions of small watercourses are perceivable in the landscape? (21)
Economical Value of Loss of Use

Implementing the WFD can lead to forest management restrictions and thereby a yield loss for the forest owner. The FVA has developed a web based calculating tool that enables yield loss calculations. (18)
Implementation Examples in France and Germany

In this article demonstration WFD implementation projects in Germany and France are introduced in small leaflets. The projects encompass silviculture measures along watercourses, passability measures and utilisation of PEHD-pipes. (5)
Forest Communities along Watercourses

In this section, a selection of the most important forest communities of small streams in montane areas are presented in a series of pamphlets providing a comparative overview.

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1. Goals and Implementation of the Cartographic Survey of Water Bodies in Forests

Part 1 of the "Cartographic survey of wetlands in the Alsatian public forests of the Vosges" by the ONF: Objectives and Implementation.

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2. Results of the cartographic survey of water bodies in forests

Part 2 of the "Cartographic survey of wetlands in the Alsatian public forests of the Vosges" by the ONF: Results.

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3. Management Recommendations near Wetlands

Part 3 of the "Cartographic survey of wetlands in the Alsatian public forests of the Vosges" by the ONF: Management Recommendations (6)
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