The Ems nature conservation station
As part of the Master Plan Ems 2050, the state of Lower Saxony is obligated to establish an Ems nature conservation station – and this has happened in the meantime. Two employees from the Lower Saxony State Organisation for Water Management, Coast and Nature Conservation (NLWKN), Peter Pauschert and Heinrich Pegel, have been working at the nature conservation station since May 2015. It is currently housed in the state land registry building in Leer, but will move to a property directly next to the Ems in July 2017. Only there, in direct proximity to the river, will the nature conservation station be able to completely and adequately fulfil its intended tasks, such as the arbitration of nature conservation and technical public relations work in the nature learning centres.
The physical emphasis of the nature conservation station's work is in the Natura 2000 areas in and along the tidal Ems. The field of activity here is concentrated on the areas outside of the dyke between Herbrum and the outer Ems. The emphasis lies on documenting species and habitats, planning/executing/monitoring care and development measures on state land, economic management of state land, general nature conservation consultation, and cooperation during the implementation of Master Plan Ems 2050 projects.