Wilfersdorf forestry operations


Facts

Area:
3,460 hectares of forest and other land (pasture etc.)
100 hectares of water

Forestry districts: Hohenau, Wilfersdorf, Sparbach
Timber harvest: 15,000 to 18,000 sqm timber harvested
Staff: 9-12 workers depending on season
Distribution of wood types: 90 % deciduous trees, 10 % conifers

The entire forestry operations are certified according to the PEFC guidelines and are engaged in the controlled sustainable management of the forest estate.

Ancillary operations

Hunting
Priority is given to ensuring that the management of our hunting grounds is sustainable, compatible with the needs of nature and appropriate to use as pastureland. The land boasts a wide range of different game species: roe deer, wild boar, red deer, fallow deer, mufflon, small game.

Two hunting grounds are managed using our own professional hunting staff. In the floodplains alongside the March and the Thaya, an area that is scenically particularly attractive, and in the hilly and varied Vienna Woods, prospective hunters can acquire the right to shoot individual animals, with a choice of roe dear, wild boar, fallow deer and mufflon (pricelists available on enquiry).

The remaining areas are let on long-term leases to reliable huntsmen. If you are interested in leasing a hunting ground from the Wilfersdorf Agricultural and Forestry Business, you can have your name put on the waiting list (for telephone numbers, see contact).

Fishing
The low-lying plain of the March and Thaya rivers in the area between Bernhardsthal and Hohenau provides a wide range of opportunities for anglers. The 20 km of river and the former branches of the river contain wild carp, mirror carp, pike-perch, pike, catfish, tench, eel etc. In recent years, considerable investments have been made to reverse the interventions made in nature in the past (river regulation measures 1960-1980). These activities (linking up the old river branches, improvement of spawning grounds etc.) are still being pursued so as to maintain and improve the unique nature of this river landscape. For the fishing districts March I/7, Thaya I/1 and Thaya I/4, fishers can acquire full-year, monthly or daily licences (Lower Austrian angling licence required).

Points of sale:
Hohenau Forestry District Office, Hauptstraße 179
OFö. Ing. Kellner: Friday 1-3.30 pm, Tel.+43 664 35 27 012
Cafe – Restaurant Horak, Hauptstraße 82, 2274 Rabensburg, Tel. +43 2535 3758 

Anglers who wish to acquire an angling hut on the March or the Thaya can have their names put on the list by Ms Frank (Tel. +43 2573 2219) at the Wilfersdorf office.

Nature protection
We make available extensive areas for ecological purposes as part of contracted nature protection projects - see ecology projects

Products

Roundwood, firewood and woodchips
Marketing of over 30 different tree species as high-quality timber.

Firewood according to requirements (domestic wood, dried):

  • Ex-standing tree for own use
  • 1-metre logs
  • Beech, hornbeam, oak, acacia, ash, birch, sycamore

Forest woodchips: we supply heating material for your woodchips heating to order.
The forest managers can be contacted at any time for queries (for telephone numbers, see contact).



    		
    
		    

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