Moss Mountain

Published, September 25 2022
Project status: completed
© Anton Vorauer

Moss Mountain

The south-exposed Moosberg is located in the nature park municipality of Weißenbach. It is part of the Natura 2000 and nature reserve Tiroler Lech and extends between 900 and 1,140 m above sea level.

In the past, the Moosberg was traditionally farmed and grazed. The open meadows and pastures in particular were important breeding grounds for ground-nesting bird species such as whinchat and skylark. And also red-backed shrike, tree pipit, crimson bullfinch and various other bird and bat species were at home here.

After grazing became unprofitable in the 1960s, the slope became more and more overgrown with forest. The populations of the rare and protected animals declined rapidly. For some years the slopes have been cleared again. Now there are sheep, goats and horses on the Moosberg. They keep the pastures open. With success, because the populations of rare birds and insects are increasing again.


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