20. April 2021

Wild Pasture Nature Conservation Project in the Black Forest

Learn everything about historical land use with cattle and horses

The small community of Kappel-Grafenhausen on the French-German border started a special project to preserve biodiversity a few years ago: The Wilde Weiden Taubergießen. A small herd of Salers cattle and some Konik horses were settled in the neighboring Taubergießen Nature Park in order to reintroduce a historical form of land use that was abandoned in the 19th century: Cattle and horses roam freely and graze here throughout the year in the forest, which makes it easier for many smaller plants to grow through more light. This way, there is again space for animals and plants that have been driven out of our 'normal' forests and green spaces.

In this workcamp you will ...


  •     ... build drinking troughs for the animals in the pastures
  •     ... put up wooden fences to protect the young oaks from grazing animals
  •     ... improve the forest pasture by removing wood residues from the area

In rainy weather you will install bird nesting boxes and build birthing caves for wild cats.

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You can apply as a volunteer for the project in Kappel-Grafenhausen directly thorugh our workcamp database. Applications are possible as long as there are still vacancies.

Clémentine will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this workcamp and the application process:

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