Bann Pirmasens Studie Flaechenmanagement

Study of threatened and endangered species, federal properties in Bann and Pirmasens, districts of Kaiserslauten and southwest Pfalz

Through the extensive use of the military property and the especially dry and tough local conditions, meadows and wooded areas of high ecological value have evolved on the greater part of the plan area. In addition, the bulk of Husterhöher barracks in Pirmasens is recorded as a "habitat-mapped" area and in part totally protected in line with § 30 Federal nature conservation law (BNatSchG).

The comprehensive examination of the faunistic stock, concentrated primarily on animal genera adapted to the dry and poor local conditions. This mapping documented the biodiversity and the development of the location over a period of 5 to 10 years – for example, the decline of the blue-winged grasshopper (Oedipoda caerulescens) and the growing population of red-backed shrikes (Lanius collurio) due to the increase in scrub areas.

The study also confirmed new indicator species of some very rare and heavily endangered species (German Red List) on dry, partly scrub open locations, such as the purple-shot copper (Lycaena alciphron) and the glanville fritillary (Melitaea cinxia).

igr compiled goals and individual measures of varying priority, such as for example protection of special areas, grove clearing, turf removal, grazing and a variety of gentle technical methods, as well as a monitoring programme to protect and optimise the habitat mosaic, with ca. 65% open land, 25% partly open land and 10% trees/wooded areas.

Services provided by igr

  • Systematic mapping of fauna (birds, butterflies/moths, grass hoppers, dragonflies, amphibians, reptiles)
  • Extensive documentation of the current situation
  • Management planning

Key figures

  • 6 ha Bann A and B Air/Telecommunication Station
  • 60 ha Husterhöher barracks, Pirmasens (and surrounding area)