Ecology meets driving business.

Protecting the biodiversity of the Weser Upland region was a matter close to the hearts of the project developers from day one. That is why, together with the experts from the Office for Faunistics in Cologne, the landscape architecture firm Kortemeier Brokmann Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH, and the local landscape authorities, numerous effective concepts were developed during the planning phase that, in the end, made it possible for BILSTER BERG to strike a balance between economic operation of an automotive testing and presentation track and the natural biodiversity of the region. In order to make this possible, habitat compensation measures were implemented: 40 dormouse boxes were erected for the dormice living in and around the grounds. The species of rodent is protected throughout Europe and the boxes serve as ideal shelters for the animals.

The great crested newts in the area have been resettled in the two new biotopes that were created for this purpose. And the same measures were carried out for the different rare species of bats in the region: 100 replacement bat roosts were installed and, as with the dormouse boxes, measured via GPS. These measures are rounded out by the Galloway cattle, which graze on the CEF (continuous ecological functionality) areas, along with a number of bee colonies that live in beehives located directly on the premises.

The Figures

Environmental measures
400 Neupflanzungen von Bäumen
20.000 Neupflanzungen von kleinen Bäumen und Sträuchern
6100 m³ Erhalt von orchideenreichen Magerwiesen
20 Galloway Rinder
40 Haselmauskogel
2 Kammmolchteich-Biotope
100 Ersatzfledermausquartiere
21 Bienenkörbe mit Bienenvölkern
3 Fledermaushäuser/Fledermaushügel
4 kartierte Hügelgräber (Denkmalschutz)
Grounds, ecological compensation area
86 hectares of fenced-in grounds with driving modules
106 hectares of ecological compensation land outside of the fenced-in area
€ 34 million total volume
€ 27 million in construction costs
of which € 15 million went to regional contractors
€ 8 million in start-up costs
180 shareholders
4,2 km Gesamtstrecke (teilbar in Ost- und Westschleife)
2,4 km Ostschleife
1,8 km Westschleife
10 bis 12 m Streckenbreite
19 Kurven
44 Kuppen und Wannen
70 m Höhenunterschied
204 m kumulierter Höhenunterschied
Stärkstes Gefälle 26 %
Stärkste Steigung 21 %

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