Combine of wetlands along the Inn River

Restoration measures at several sites

Topic area
Environment, biodiversity, nature conservation
Agriculture and forestry, incl. value chain

Disaggregation level
Protected areas
Site development
Nature conservation

Project region

LE– Programming Period
LE 07–13

Project period

Project costs overall
420.000 EUR

Project initiator
Land Tirol, Abt. Umweltschutz / Federal Province of Tyrol, Dep. Environmental Protection

LE 07-13 information

Themenbereich (Untergliederung): ÖPUL und Umwelt (Biodiversität, ÖPUL, Schutzgebiete, Wasser)
Themenbereich (Untergliederung): Zukunft Land (Standortentwicklung, Umwelt und Naturschutz)
Maßnahme: M323

Short description

Along the Inn River and its tributaries restoration projects are planned and implemented in the areas of several Tyrolean municipalities. Of about 1,600 hectares of wetland forests in 1855 only about 5% still exist today. By regenerating wetland forests, brooks in wetlands, stagnant pools and ponds, which formerly were frequent in the entire Inn Valley, valuable habitats are to be restored along the Inn. Due to the deepening of the Inn and insurmountable obstacles like river engineering structures brook tributaries are often no longer accessible for aquatic organisms and fish. However, as they are indispensable habitats, they should become passable again. Remains of common alder wetland forests are frequently cut off from the flood regime as a result of the deepening of the Inn. By means of the measures the wetland areas are again to be linked to the flood regime.

Targets and target groups

Establishment of natural habitats along the Inn River, linking-up of tributary waters.