The following map shows you where forests have a potential protective function and thus provide protection against natural hazards for our society.
The map is based on different scientific models that link different natural hazards such as rockfall, avalanches or landslides to the forest area. There are different categories to be selected.
Important: The map shows the potential protective function of the forest. It does not describe the current condition of the forest and thus how well the protective effect is fulfilled.
Map of potential protective forests in Austria
Spatial geo-information has become the basis for a sustainable protective forest management. Publicly accessible, well-resolved information on protective forests increases planning security for forest owners as well as for authorities and beneficiaries of protection.
The map of potential protective forest areas also creates awareness of the importance of protective forests especially in a country as alpine as Austria.
Forest Development Map
The Forest Development Map is a planning tool that is anchored in the Forest Act. The web tool shows the public interest in various forest areas in Austria.