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 large trees (new oaks, hazels, lindens, wild pears, maples, etc., planted)
20,000 small trees and bushes (field maples, sycamores, wild cherries, blackthorns, hawthorns, etc., planted)
6100 m³ of orchid-rich rough pastureland preserved
20 Galloway cattle
40 dormouse boxes
2 pond biotopes for great crested newts
100 replacement bat roosts
21 beehives with bee colonies
2 bat houses and 1 bat hill
4 mapped burial mounds (historic preservation)
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 total distance (can be divided into the east and west loop)
2.4 km east loop
1.8 km west loop
10 to 12 m wide track
19 turns
44 crests and dips
70 m diffrence in elevation
204 m cumulative elevation difference
Maximum downhill grade 26 %
Maximum uphill grade 21%

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