Landscaping of the historic greenery on Hlohovecky Fishpond south bank

This project may serve as an example of practical cultural landscape management. Its aim is to restore the habitat diversity of a park landscape on the bank of Hlohovecky Fishpond and create a pleasing environment for the local residents, tourists and children as well as an interesting ecosystem combining stands of forest trees and regularly mowed meadows characterized by a number of ecotone zones, particularly in combination with the water ecosystem of the Lednice Fishponds National Nature Reserve. A carefully planned planting and regular long-term maintenance will create a site which will provide ideal conditions for the development of rare plant, animal and fungi species.

Restoration of a well-kept nature park with ancient solitary trees, groves of young and old forest stands and flower-rich “butterfly” hay meadows will facilitate a number of positive ecosystem changes in the cultural landscape. The proposed and implemented measures will enhance biodiversity of all groups of living organisms. The biological function of permanent high and low vegetation as habitats with a number of ecotone zones will be restored. Conditions for all groups of autochthonous animal and plant species at the site will improve. Thanks to succession processes a number of species will find ideal conditions to enhance and stabilize their populations along with possibilities to occupy newly established ecological niches.

Our P.B.C. processed the project and complete application for operational programme funding by the Ministry of the Environment, priority axis 6.3. This project is a follow-up of activities conducted under the project “Restoration of landscape structures of the Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape” and was to be part of several simultaneously running projects focusing on landscaping of northern and southern banks of Lednice Fishponds implemented in collaboration with Agency for Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection and Forests of the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, due to system and legislation reasons, it was impossible to implement the remaining projects.