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Design and implementation of a 25 ha wetland: borstakarr at christinehof castle, scania, sweden
Author : Charlotte Lindstrom and P. Larsen
Christinehof Castle was built in the mid 17 hundreds on initiative of Christina Piper who in 1747 made her properties an entailed estate. This meant that the properties could remain within the family and the present owner, count Carl Piper is a direct descendent of Christina. She had in 1725 bought the alum works at Andrarum which under her leadership became the largest industry of Scania and the main source of income to her estate. She decided that the works should have a stately mansion which led to the construction of what today is Christinehof Castle. Count Piper is a devoted naturalist who’s rules of management of the properties state, that care of environment, nature and cultural assets must partake as a natural and prioritised part of all work. Today about 2250 ha out of the 13.000 ha comprising the area of the estate, are protected within the Nature 2000. For the last 15 years the estate has worked actively on re-establishment and creation of new water environments. At the end of the 16 and the beginning of the 17 hundreds the environs of the castle were a wet pasture with a meandering stream. Through periods the land was very wet, while during the summertime it was sufficiently dry for cattle to graze and for mowing. At mid 17 hundred irrigation was initiated and in the 1970-is the area was markedly affected by drainage to the effect that valuable wetland habitats had disappeared. The present project of re-establishing 25 ha of wetland close to the Christinehof Castle was conceived in year 2001. An important goal has been to establish various types of wetland environments such as running water, swamp forest, open and shallow waters.
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Article : THEME A: Engineering and Management of Fresh-water Systems
Date Published : 01/07/2007
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