Geografie 1998, 103, 171-189

Biological and landscape values of the former Ralsko military training area

Miroslav Honců

Okresní muzeum Česká Lípa, náměstí Osvobození 297, 470 01 Česká Lípa, Czechia

This paper gives a brief description of the recent state of the former military training area Ralsko and presents the evolution of nature conservation in this area. Moreover, it characterizes the damaging of natural conditions and gives an overview of scientific research carried out in this area. In future, the most valuable parts of the area will be protected within the National Nature Reserve Dokeské pískovce a mokřady (Doksy Sandstones and Wetlands) covering an area of 5,302 ha which will however include also some lands outside the former military training area.