Forests cover 40% of the Alpine area. Besides their many other functions, they are an effective and low cost natural protection from rock falls. RockTheAlps project has made the first step towards integrating forests in local protection policies. During the project, researchers have gathered data of 10.620 rock falls in the Alps and beyond, calculated a rock fall and a protection model and used them to map protection forests across the 400.000 km of the Alps. Now, this knowledge is made available to anyone involved in rock fall protection policy-making, thanks to the RockTheAlps toolbox.
Learn more: www.alpine-space.eu/rockthealps