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Alpine Lookout beneath Bukovec

From the Alpine Lookout, located near the village of Borová Lada in the centre of the Bohemian Forest nature conservation area at an altitude of 1,070 meters above sea level, one can see all the way to the peaks of the Alps, weather permitting.

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How NET4GAS Closer to Nature promotes hands-on conservationist efforts

31.01.2019 ET4GAS Closer to Nature is a long-standing success story: The programme has been running for twelve years now, enabling the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) to acquaint the general public with 92 valuable sites of nature, for the most part through educational trails, observation decks, lookout points, and other forms of mediated natural treasures, seen through an educational lens, or retold from the perspective of leisure and entertainment. Many locals, day-trippers, and tourists have since discovered these sites and made them their own. Few would guess, however, that the programme known as NET4GAS Closer to Nature goes further than that: it also promotes what is known as management projects – that is to say, practical measures aimed at the restoration of habitats or the stewardship for specific species. In the course of the last year, four such projects were successfully completed that deserve a closer look.

From the Bohemian Forest all the way to the Alps – ČSOP restores Alpine Lookout Point

01.11.2018 In the centre of the Bohemian Forest nature conservation area, near the village of Borová Lada and at an altitude of 1,070 meters above sea level, lies an Alpine Lookout Point, from which one can see all the way to the peaks of the Alps, weather permitting. The Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) restored this lookout point this year within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, adding a number of new elements.


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About the project

NET4GAS is both a reliable and safe gas transmission system operator, and at the same time pursues a responsible policy aimed at protecting nature and the environment for future generations. The commercial operations of NET4GAS are very closely connected with the issue of nature conservation, as during both the construction and the operation of its gas infrastructure it must comply with strict environmental standards. In fact, its concern for the natural environment extends even beyond the requirements of legislation, meaning rather a question of corporate social responsibility. It is this principle which underlies the long term strategy of corporate philanthropy and sponsorship which has been implemented under the programme NET4GAS Closer to Nature since 2007.

 
 
2015 award for a large company
for long-term support of the
Czech Union for Nature Conservation

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Drooping Bittercress
A 20 – 30 cm tall perennial, its flowers are arranged in racemes of 3 – 4 heads, with sepals that are broadly elongated, and ovate petals that are a pale yellow. It grows in forest, particularly montane herb-rich beech forests and fir-beech forests. It thrives on fresh, organic, humid soils rich in nutrients, and prefers shaded to half-shaded habitats.

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