The rangers provide expert accompaniment so that both younger and older visitors can experience the forest with all of their senses. They offer forest experience tours that run for several hours and each of them has their own specialist area. For Matthias Speck, it is “animal trails in the forest” and “Hauberg forest management”.
“Hauberg is a form of sustainable forest management typical of Siegerland, which is still practised today”, explains Speck. “This form of forest management is hundreds of years old and yet entirely modern, because sustainability is a major topic again today. Hauberg management allows the trees time to grow and only a few are felled, so the forest remains in balance. Today, the forest is seen through different eyes and no longer primarily as an economic region. It is a multi-talent: A habitat for animals and plants, a place to relax for humans. The forest also protects against noise and is good for the air, water and soil.”
Hikers climb the Tiefenrother Höhe
Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V.