Humans benefit from forests in numerous ways: They safeguard a large number of green jobs through harvesting either timber or other forest-based products, thereby making a key contribution to the economy. Further, forests protect us against natural hazards, supply energy, help mitigating the effects of climate change, and offer animals and plants a habitat and humans a place for recreation.
Protection forest homepageProtective forests are indispensable in order to protect the living and economic area of the Alpine valleys against the various natural hazards such as avalanches, mudslides, rockfalls, landslides, etc. They are the most sustainable and cost-effective protection variant. (in German only)