The Protected Landscape Area Upper Palatine Forest

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The Upper Palatine Forest is a geomorphological part of the Bohemian Forest. It is a mountain range divided between Germany and the Czech Republic. Before 1990 a significant part of the forest belonged to the border area of a small number of agriculture activities, and thus the forest territory is almost pristine. The Upper Palatine Forest is a very precious research area of the original forest associations, which is so important concerning environmental protection. There are pristine beech and fir tree associations, waterlogged spruce trees and raised bogs with mountain pines.

Due to its location, the Protected Landscape Area Upper Palatine Forest has recently been recognized by a government decree No. 70/2005 Sb. What makes the territory of the Upper Palatine Forrest so unique is the fact that it consists of one national nature reserve, one national natural monument, sixteen nature reserves, (one is yet to be recognised) and five natural monuments.