A new education trail inaugurated at Michlova Huť in the Protected Landscape Area of the Bohemian Forest (Šumava)
01.11.2023 This new educational mini-trail was opened to the public yesterday in a festive ceremony near the hamlet of Michlova Huť (in the Vimperk district). It was built by the Bohemian Forest chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP Šumava) under the auspices of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme.
25.10.2023 There are a number of places on the outskirts of Prague that make you forget you are officially still within the boundaries of the capital city – picturesque dales cut through by brooks; farmland with untilled margins and solitary trees; hamlets and villages. One such place is the area around Hájek u Uhříněvsi, a municipality on the eastern edge of Prague. You’ll be drawn there by the latest educational trail built by the Czech Union For Nature Conservation (ČSOP) within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme. It was presented to the general public during a festive ceremony.
23.10.2023 The Bludovská stráň (Bludov Hillside) educational trail near Šumperk comes in a new guise. The revamped trail, once built and now refurbished by the Bludov chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation within the context of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, opened to the public in a festive ceremony on 21 October.
14.11.2022 At Slavkov, near the town of Uherský Brod, the local 'Pantoflíček' chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation opened a new educational trail, named Kronika slavkovské krajiny (Slavkov – A Landscape’s Chronicle). The trail introduces visitors to the natural treasures of the area, but in no small way also presents the municipality’s partisan resistance towards the end of World War II, for which Slavkov is duly famous.
26.10.2022 This year saw the thinning and clean-up of the valuable natural site known as Mělnický lesík (Mělnice Grove) near Mělnice, a municipality in the Domažlice District. This rejuvenation drive was organized by the local Libosváry chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation, with the kind financial support of NET4GAS.
16.06.2022 The Boršov Meadows represent a well-preserved example of the type of biotope known as alluvial meadows, which span the floodplains of the Kyjovka River near Boršov, a part of the town of Kyjov. The local chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation has been looking after the site for no fewer than nine years already. Aside from acting as great stewards giving care to the meadows, the conservationists have also been striving to make the site more accessible to the general public. This year, thanks to the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, they have been able to add visitor infrastructure.
15.06.2022 A new educational trail named the Wild Man’s Trail has been opened to the general public. It takes its name from Knaut, the mythical figure of a wild man said to have roamed the area in the past. The trail was brought into existence by the members of the local chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation attached to the Secondary and Vocational School for Forestry in Šluknov, working side by side with the school’s pupils and drawing upon the financial support of NET4GAS, the general partner of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation.
13.06.2022 In a festive ceremony, a precious piece of nature was made accessible to the general public – the Kolová meadow near Kynšperk nad Ohří. The local Kynšperk chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation has for a long time been exercising stewardship for this site together with the municipality of Libavské Údolí. It has now transformed part of the site into a natural park with visitors’ facilities. The other part is given over to meadow growth, managed through extensive mowing and, recently, grazing.
16.05.2022 Toward the end of April, the public was presented with newly refurbished visitors’ infrastructure in a forest known as Opičák, or Monkey, on the north-western outskirts of the city of Liberec. In 2006, this stretch of nature, highly prized by the locals, was bought up and transferred into the ownership of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) as part of the A Place For Nature campaign. Within NET4GAS’s Closer to Nature campaign, it was subsequently furnished with a lookout point and other forest furnishings.
25.11.2021 Two new sites supported by the Closer to Nature programme, a collaboration of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation and its general partner NET4GAS, were opened to the public in mid-November: The new Pod Dubinami orchard near Říčany, and a new educational trail named after the Bělina Valley (Bělinské údolí) in the Třebíč area.
01.11.2021 In the southeasternmost corner of the Kokořínsko area, not far from Mšeno, where the forest covers ravines cut deep into the surrounding landscape, the newly-opened educational trail Chorušická zákoutí weaves its way through the countryside, leading visitors to various nooks and crannies hidden away between the municipality of Chorušice and its satellite, the tiny hamlet of Zahájí. The trail, which measures a little over four kilometres in length, was built by the local Koniklec chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) under the auspices of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, and with a friendly contribution from the municipality of Chorušice.
18.10.2021 A new educational trail has been opened in the Hněvošický háj (Hněvošice Grove) nature reserve, which lies to the southwest of Hněvošice in the district of Opava. The trail markers, the bridge over the brook, and altogether seven information panels were financed by way of the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme and built in collaboration with the Czech Union for Nature Conservation.
The newly restored trail to Pařezov Hill beckons visitors to scale its height – and to help protect rare plant life in the process
28.07.2021 The first site unlocked for visitors so far this year within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme lies within the Domažlice area, near a town called Pařezov. For a long time, the nearby hillock of the same name – Pařezovský kopec, or Pařezov Hill, a major landscape feature – has been looked after by the local Libosváry chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation, as it provides a home for interesting plant and animal species.
04.12.2020 The educational trail “Wandering through the Tišice Landscape” has been newly opened near the village of Tišice, close to Neratovice. The restored trail takes visitors through various corners of the area, located on the banks of the Elbe River. The nearly 7-kilometre-long trail has been built by the local Koniklec chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme. Pupils from the Tišice primary school also took part in the creation of this educational trail, and it could therefore be said that it is a gift from children to children.
11.11.2020 The local chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) has built a new educational trail for visitors to the Bohemian Forest and its foothills and uplands. The trail is primarily dedicated to protecting the hazel grouse – thus its name, Bošík’s Hazel Grouse. Why “Bošík”? you may ask. The term of endearment references the fact that the trail lies on the outskirts of Bošice, a municipality in the foothills of the Bohemian Forest. This is the first trail dedicated to the hazel grouse in South Bohemia (indeed, probably in all of Bohemia).