Fåborg Midtfyn Municipality
The project intends to create a large area of alkaline fens (7230) with appertaining species of birds, amphibians, insects and plants just south of Brændegård Lake (Danish: Brændegård Sø) in Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality. The project area counts 23 ha of cultivated farm land.
The area will be converted into alkaline fens (7230) by:
- Recreating the hydrological conditions of the area
The water level will be raised by suspending internal drainage, terminating pumps and possibly by raising the water level of the stream, Silke Å, which runs through the area.
- The area is taken out of rotation in preparation for permanent planting
- The area is fenced in order to accommodate grazing
The project is part of the Natura 2000 area ”Forests and lakes south of Brahetrolleborg”. The collective area spans 2575 ha, dominated by forest and two large lakes. Several minor alkaline fens (7230) have been found within the habitat area, but these are in poor condition as they are too small to be used for grazing.
The project intends to benefit the Anser anser population as well as other waterfowl common to the area. Also, it will allow raptors such as Pernis apivorus to gain easier access to prey and finally improve the conditions for the Vertigo geyeri (1013) which are often found in alkaline fens (7230).
According to the objective of the Natura 2000 plan, the alkaline fens will be expanded by approximately 20 ha. The project will ensure that this aim is met whilst contributing to the compliance of a number of other items.
The area has been preserved since 1986 with an intention to secure habitats for Phalacrocorax carbo and Pernis apivorus. Historic maps from the 1800s show the area as wet meadows.
FACTS Number of ha: 23 Number of landowners: 1 Number of ha habitat: 23 ha alkaline fens (7230) are created. Project owner: Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality Contact Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality Person responsible: Karin Skovhus Tel. + 45 7253 2016 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Natura 2000-area Forests and lakes south of Brahetrolleborg Nature 2000-area no. 120 Habitat area H104 www.faaborgmidtfyn.dk