Tour description

A protective forest offers protection for people and infrastructure against natural hazards like e.g. avalanches or falling rocks. In Goms the biggest part of forest area is identified as a protective forest. In the course of time the demands towards a protective forest have gone up. Growing infrastructures (train, roads, villages) require an according reduction of natural hazards risks. Protective forests have therefore to be specially cultivated and farmed by forest management.

On 11 signposts you come to know how this is done in Ritziger forest by forestry of Goms. Aside from this you can play back an audio guide with your mobile telephone. In it the forester talks about what has to be observed in doing protection forest management. Besides he demonstrates further exciting details. The theme trail protective forest is integrated in Gommer high altitude trail and can be well hiked as a part of hiking tour Münster-Bellwald.
Please note:
You need a Smartphone for play-back of audio guide. Download the App of GPS-Track. On the signposts you have to scan the respective QR-Code to start the audio guide.

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Places along the route: Natural hazards avalanche - Saber growth - deadwood - special areas - inner forest’s edge - canyons filled with water and wodden snow rakes - woodpecker and ant - forest rejuvenation - dynamic forest - the deer in Ritziger forest - thorn trees.


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Tour history (B05972)

First published: Donnerstag, 7. Januar 2016

Last updated: Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017

Tour published by: Presented by

Tour characteristics

Distance: 1.6 km | Time requirement: ¾ h
Ascent: 65 m | Descent: 62 m
Highest point: 1698 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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See also

Forst Goms
Furkastrasse 5
CH-3998 Reckingen
Telefon: +41 (0)27 973 26 26
Fax: +41 (0)27 973 26 36
E-Mail: info@forstgoms.ch