High alpine moors are very wet, pressure sensitive areas. The KWO has been reintroducing water to dried out high alpine and flat moor areas, thus enabling typical moor flora to reestablish. Suitable visitor's paths will ensure protection for this fragile vegetation.
Meadows on steep, sunny slopes are no longer being mown in the entire alpine area and are consequently becoming overgrown with bushes. To maintain this typical, speciose ecosystem, the KWO is supporting local farmers in weeding out the overgrown areas and introducing robust races of cattle and goats, thus helping to maintain the lovely meadows which are abundant with colourful flowers. The farmers also receive additional income with the sale of this tasty meat to local hotels and restaurants.
Almost all types of indigenous reptiles are represented in our catchment area. We endeavour to enhance the ecosystems of snakes, lizards and amphibians at every opportunity and have created our own inventary where these ecosystems are registered.