German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Regental alluvial plain (Regentalaue)


Bavaria, Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz), Landkreis (district) of Cham

Physiographic unit:

Cham-Further-Senke (Cham-Furth depression)


Core area 1,776 ha

Project description:

Regental alluvial plain © BfN
Regental alluvial plain

The Regental alluvial plain on the stretch of river between Cham and Pösing represents a riparian landscape used largely as grassland with distinctive meander necks, including several areas of ponds, oxbows and reedbeds. Species of national importance found there include the European beaver (Castor fiber), black-necked grebe (Podiceps nigricollis), corncrake (Crex crex), black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), common snipe (Gallinago gallinago), common redshank (Tringa totanus), curlew (Numenius arquata), bluethroat (Luscina svecica), moor frog (Rana arvalis), European tree frog (Hyla arborea) and the yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata).

The first phase of funding made a critical contribution to stabilizing populations of endangered species. Sites were acquired, arable land was converted into typical alluvial plain grassland and water restoration and visitor management measures were carried out. The principal project objective is to create a redispersal centre for the meadowbirds occurring in the project area. In the second phase of funding, measures to achieve these overall objectives and sustain them in the long term will include the purchase of further land in the central meadowbird breeding grounds. In addition, measures are planned for restoring the alluvial plain relief and rewetting the acquired sites.

Support period:

1989 to 1998; 2001 to 2003

Level of funding:

9.86 Mio Euro

Project executing agencies:

Landratsamt Cham - Office of the Council Executive
Postfach 14 32
93404 Cham, Germany

Tel.: +49 9971 78-393 oder 78-0

Fax: +49 9971 845-393 oder 78-399


Project funding agencies:

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) / Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), Land (state) of Bavaria, Landratsamt Cham - Office of the Council Executive

Liaison within BfN:

Dr. Volker Scherfose, Unit FG II 2.3

Further information:

Natur und Landschaft (Nature and landscape, German language journal), Volume 66 (1991), Issue 1: 47-52 (Ordering instructions, only in German)

Last Change: 01/01/2015