Natural Environment Monitoring 2005, No 6, 9-22
INTEGRATED PATTERNS OF UTILISATION ON THE ELEVATION OF PINCZOW NATURAL CONSERVATION CONSISTENT WITH LAND USE (VINICULTURE)
Martin Döhler, Ralf Gründling, Jürgen Heinrich
The aim of the authors is to present special patterns of utilisation on a scarp elevation which consists of cretaceous marl and tertiary limestone. The climatic and edaphic conditions are described as an assumption for arable crop production (viniculture). The very steep parts of the hill are covered by xerothermic grassland including a large number of endangered species.
This grassland is on the brink of extinction where bushes are replacing the habitat. To conserve the rare plant association, it is necessary to establish natural conservation with adapted maintenance. The point is to innovate a new concept of utilisation which combines both, cash cropping and protection of cultural landscape.