Gentle forest management

Our program for the event

The Purkersdorf nature park also functions as a teaching forest, where the population and interested nature park guests, young and old, can experience this renaissance of human-horse work LIVE on this actionday.

In order to strengthen the forest areas in the long term, the management in the nature park is to be carried out in the future in small areas, with soil conservation, with as little compaction of the subsoil as possible and increasingly through individual logging.

With this pilot project on this actionday, the Purkersdorf nature park, together with Johannes Stippich, will use its powerful horses as an alternative to heavy forestry machinery to salvage the wood in the often steep terrain and to process it in small quantities.


Procedure & registration for the action day on Saturday, October 9, 2021

The project "Zugpferd Naturpark-mit Pferdestärken zu einer sanften Waldbewirtschaftung" is funded by the Lower Austrian Landscape Fund as the winning project of the Biosphärenpark Wienerwald competition "15 Jahre-15 Projekte".