Project weeks April to October.
Work site in the protection forest of the municipality
of residence or in another mountain forest in Switzerland,
e. g. in the canton of Graubünden, Wallis or Schwyz.
At any rate, do not hesitate to contact
A typical Bergwaldprojekt work week is no holiday job nor
for late risers and would look like this: arriving on Monday
morning, foot march to the lodging (luggage is usually transported
by a vehicle), settle in, slide presentation and introducing
yourselves. Get up at 6, copious breakfast, work in the mountain
forest, which includes a half-day excursion as well as clearing
the table after dinner and washing-up. At the end of the week,
maintenance of working tools and cleaning of lodging. Feedback
round, travel home on Friday afternoon.
The forest dynamics allow no long term forecast of the work
to be done; the jobs will be decided upon right before the
work week begins, according to the needs of the forest. Possible
tasks such as construction of trails, bulkheads, protections
and fences against wildlife browsing, tending of the forest
or the biotope, planting, or clearing stump areas are instructed
by experienced group leaders and trained project leaders.
Lodging is mainly in simple alpine or forest cabins, or vacation
centre houses (dormitories) with warm showers.
We serve wholemeals. Lunch consists of a soup prepared upon
a fire in the forest.
The basic equipment consists of warm clothes suitable for
mountain climate, including spares for rainy days. Two pairs
of heavy mountain boots are imperative, as well as a good
anorak, sleeping bag, pocket torch, and thermos flask.
No forestry knowledge is required. Travel and insurance are
payable by the participants.
The costs are paid by the participants. The price is depending
on the size of the school class.
Please do not hesitate to contact
us for further information.