Wherever the terrain in winter is used intensively by ski mountaineers and conflicts repeatedly occur, these conflicts should be resolved on the basis of local working parties according to the specifications of the province’s Ski and Snowboard Tour Plan.
Even in areas where ski touring is to be specially promoted and funded in the interests of tourism, the precautionary development of guidance measures makes a great deal of sense.
Working methods in the projects
Based on their local knowledge and the documents we circulate to the teams, we first of all establish the basic principles. These include:
- Map of all known ski tours with estimated frequency of use
- Map of the habitats suitable for black and wood grouse (throughout Tyrol)
- Map of all roe deer and red deer feeding areas
- Map of the main winter retreats for red deer
- Map of the site-protecting forests
- Map of the most important ibex and chamois habitats
On this basis we work together on problem areas and possible solution strategies. This leads to a map of the conservation areas for our 4 protected sites and species:
Who’s meant to take part in the working party?
So that the interests of all nature users are represented equally, the following groups should be represented:
|Representative(s) of the :||Delegated by|
|Landowner(s)||District Chamber of Agriculture|
|Environmental Protection||Province of Tyrol - Dept. of Environmental Protection, agreed with the District Authority’s Dept. of Nature Studies|
|Hunting licence holders||TJVB, District Huntmaster|
|Alpine associations||Local Alpine Association Section|
|People knowing the area – “locals”||Local Mountain Rescue office, local Alpine Association Section, Section of the Mountain Guides Association|
|Ski and mountain guides||Regional section of the Mountain Guides Association|
|Protection forest interests||District Forestry Inspectorate|
|Coordination||Province of Tyrol - Rural Affairs|