The river Skjern Å has been restored. (Photo: The Danish Nature Agency)
The interface between nature and agriculture
– sustainability, biodiversity and food production
This tour brings you to two commercial farms that interact with nature in different ways, and a successful nature regeneration project. Along the way, we will pass by the place where the successful wind turbine company Vestas was born.
The first farm is an example of how a municipality and a farmer have collaborated to restore nature (in this case a wetland) on privately owned farmland.
The second visit is to a sheep farm. The sheep graze the moors on public land and thus help keep the heather and other low shrubs in good shape. This particular area has also seen the arrival of wolves, which have migrated from Germany to Denmark in recent years. You can hear about the issues that the presence of wolves in the area has given rise to.
The final stop on the tour is to Skjern Enge – an area that for decades was drained farmland but has recently been re-established as a meandering river surrounded by natural meadows with rich birdlife, wild salmon and varied plant life.
Changes to the programme can occur.