In the northeast of the town of Vils on the border with Germany is the Vilser Lände between 805 and 975 m a.s.l. The Vils River represents the southern border of this area. The Vilser Lände is a small-scale (54.2 ha), heterogeneously structured area that includes a wide range of diverse habitats.
The area is strongly influenced by the construction of the Vils. In addition to areas used intensively for agriculture or forestry, there are also water meadows, gray alder stands, tall sedge meadows or low moor litter meadows. Due to various causes, there have been repeated changes in the water level in this area over the past decades. In some cases, areas have fallen dry, so that they are managed moderately intensively.
On the slopes, there are mostly mixed forests dominated by beech. Occasionally, there are grazed, afforested or fallow extensive meadows and rough grasslands.
A management plan has been drawn up for this area worthy of protection. This describes management options that are necessary to preserve the special habitats and species.