NAB 9 Raised bog at Kirchdorf

Located in the eastern part of the natural geographic region of Diepholz bog lowland at the mutual border of the Diepholz and Nienburg districts, the raised bog at Kirchdorf has been identified as a natural reserve and is protected through the Habitats Directive. Impaired by industrial peat mining and rural peat-cutting, this raised bog has been subject to a large-scale re-naturalisation. The heart of the raised bog is abutted by grasslands upon lowland fens and sandy soil. Sand heaths and leas of Grey Hair-grass occur as well.

The Natterjack Toad and Moor Frog populate the area, although there has been no evidence of the latter for some time. The creation and restoration of their spawning grounds is intended to stabilise both populations and allow the colonisation of the European Tree Frog, which disappeared from this area a long time ago.

Area size: 631 ha

On-site contact Person: BUND Diepholzer Moorniederung

Link: bund-dhm