The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL

C30 Amden

Management for species conservation in a special forest reserve

Forest characteristics in the special forest reserve Amden.

Forest communities 43 % high-montane fir-spruce forest and 39 % high-montane fir-beech forest, 18 % diverse
Forest area 1045 ha
Management system ‘Plentering‘ (single-tree or group selection system)
Standing volume 328 m3/ha
Annual increment ca. 7.0 m3/ha
Annual timber harvest 2.0 m3/ha
Deadwood (standing and laying) Standing 4 snags/ha, laying 5 m3/ha