Geografie 1998, 103, 190-199

The Military Training Area Ralsko and the Army

Aleš Komár

Vysoká vojenská škola pozemních vojsk, 682 03 Vyškov, Czechia

The article in its introduction deals with the problem of the former Military Training Area at Ralsko in the Czech Republic and its recent changes - the nature and landscape protection under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence and military administrations in the MTA, and deals with the consequences of the withdrawal of corps and discusses the damage caused by military training to the nature, soil and groundwater. In the conclusion the article evaluates the topical aspects ofthe area re-utilisation.