Mountain pasture and dry stone walls (Mauborget VD)
Description: Pro Natura is the oldest nature preservation organization in Switzerland. We love nature, defend its interests, and give it a strong voice.
Pro Natura Vaud (cantonal officer) takes care of about 160 protected biotopes. La Cruchaude is one of them. This reserve is a pasture managed with big respect for the environment (soils, flora and fauna), in collaboration with the farmer who has some cows here. A part of the spot is also a non exploited forest.
Dry stone walls stand through the pasture and are important corridors for the little wild animals. Moreover, they are remarkable landscape elements. These walls have to be restored as they are collapsing, and this is why we need volunteers.
These walls must be constructed according to a precise method and arrangement.
Type of Work: Dry stone walls restoration: -Disassembly of the wall, sorting and transport of stones, preparation of the foundations of the wall, help the professional builder
- Help with other biodiversity measures, like water bodies digging or wooden constructions for flora protection
- Help on the camp (daily tasks, food etc.)
- Help the farmer if needed and depending on interest
Study Theme: Biodiversity and construction techniques.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accomodated on site, in the chalet. There is only one common dormitory for everybody. It is also possible to sleep in tents if prefered. Mattresses will be provided. Please, bring your own sleeping bag. In the chalet there is a toilet, a shower and a kitchen. The amenities are basic and the comfort rudimentary. No washing machie is avalaible and there is no internet access on site. We will cook together.
Language: Local language is French