The mountain pine high moor Ödmoos is located north of the city of Traunstein and covers 16 hectares. After World War I the moor was drained and reforested with spruce and pine. The character of the moor was lost to a large extent. In 1985 the renaturation began. Spruce and pine trees were felled and the drainage channels were closed with natural materials such as wood and peat. Volunteers from the Traunstein district group of the Bund Naturschutz continue to regularly remove disturbing spruce, birch, Scots pine and alder buckthorn, which counteract the development of the moor.
The upland moor Schönramer Filz is located south of the community of Petting and with more than 500 ha one of the largest upland moors in southern Bavaria. The first restoration measures took place in the 70s with the damming of the moor lake. In the 90s, further peat cuttings were dammed up. The resulting basins show good restoration approaches today. For the future, it is planned to gradually convert the spruce stands, which are foreign to the site, into birch-pine stands with black alder. Other tree species, especially the Scots pine, will be taken from the mountain pine areas.
The Haarmoos in the Salzach-Hügelland natural area is the last large litter meadow landscape in the Berchtesgadener Land and the largest meadow breeding area in south-eastern Bavaria. In order to preserve the partly highly endangered species and habitats, the LBV has purchased over 50 hectares of nature conservation areas. This prevented the drainage and intensification of the wet meadows and fens. Furthermore, ponds filled with groundwater were created on LBV areas. These are important habitats for meadow breeders, amphibians and water insects.
In Irsee, the BUND Naturschutz was able to purchase a large stream and meadow biotope in the middle of the forest a few years ago. Due to the extensive use, the beaver was able to resettle at the Irsee brook. By its created dams and ponds it provides new habitats for animals and plants and thus contributes significantly to the preservation of biodiversity. The chapter Ostallgäu / Kaufbeuren of the BUND is planning to set up a beaver nature trail in cooperation with the Irsee municipality.
Between 1860 and 1890 the Untere Salzach has been strongly regulated and several hydroelectric power plants were built. All together this lead to increased depth erosion. To prevent bridges, walls and dikes from getting undermined Bavaria and Austria used NBS. To stabilze the river bed 2009/2010 a river bed ramp has been built. To improve the bedload budget it is also planned to make more room for the river. The bank protection will be removed and structural measures (e.g. the implemention of deadwood) to improve the ecological situation will be implemented.
The Ammersee basin with its extensive litter meadow complexes and moorland is a wetland of international importance. Meadow-breeding bird species such as curlew, common snipe, whinchat, stonechat, bluethroat, meadow pipit etc. live here. Many migratory birds use the area as a resting place. Striking large bird species such as grey and great white egrets spend the winter here. The rare and endangered species also have to struggle with the loss of their habitat.
The weir system at the Ferthofen power plant is currently impassable for aquatic organisms such as fish or microorganisms moving along the river bed. Due to local conditions, the construction of a ramp is not possible. The passage is therefore made by a fish ladder. It runs along the bank next to the weir and connects the upper and lower water. Different variants, such as a near-natural bypass channel or a technical fish ladder are being investigated. Structural, hydraulic, ecological and economic criteria are compared for the different variants.
The river mussel is endangered throughout Europe and protected according to Annex II and IV of the FFH directive. The district group Traunstein has been able to acquire 5 plots along the Ischler Achen in the last years and will continue to support the extensification in this area.
The BUND Naturschutz carries out maintenance measures in the heavily degenerated Pavoldinger Moos together with the district of Traunstein and Rosenheim. 5.8 ha of the 70 ha area were rewetted. In the entire area bush clearance was carried out. Numerous private owners are involved.
The Maisentalmoos is maintained by the district group since the year 2000 with many voluntary helpers again. The Indian balsam could be pushed back in many places by early mowing, but nevertheless a new spreading has to be prevented every year by mowing or uprooting.