The “Biotope Network Wuhletal” is one of six flagship projects of the so-called first pillar of Berlin’s overall urban compensation concept (“Gesamtstädtische Ausgleichskonzeption“, GAK). Together with the Berlin Landscape Programme, the GAK forms an essential basis for our city’s green services of general interest. They ensure integrated planning that not only compensates for extensive structural interventions. Rather, it is a matter of thinking conceptually about the compensation requirements and managing them in such a way as to create added value for nature, landscape and people.
In April 2023, FJP were able to complete the project and hand it over to the Senatsverwaltung (Senate Administration). In addition to a nature conservation development concept for the 390 ha park strip of the Wuhle valley, areas of action were deepened over 120 ha. Value points were determined for an ecocontrol account for urban land use planning. Furthermore, it was possible to demonstrate a mutually beneficial correspondence between the upgrading measures and the open space planning and recreational improvement options. It is precisely this harmony of nature conservation requirements with the possibilities for qualifying open space design in existing green corridors that demonstrates a pioneering strength of the project. The bundling of compensation measures in the GAK Berlin can lead to added value far beyond the mere “compensation balances”.
The Wuhletal biotope network extends from the Falkenberger Krugwiesen in the district of Lichtenberg across to the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf with the Seelgraben parks. It continues along the Wuhle with the Ahrensfelder Bergen, the Kienberg, the Biesdorfer Höhe and the “Schmetterlingswiesen” (butterfly meadows) all the way to the Wuhleblase.
It’s worth the trip!