A) Location

The cement plant Burglengenfeld is located in the Oberpfalz, 25 km north of the city Regensburg. The quarry is extended northern from Burglengenfeld till the small town Saaß. The Burglengenfeld region constitutes the intersection of three natural landscape areas. From the west, the „mittlere Frankenalb“ reaches the Naabtal. The quarry is located at the eastern slopes of the Frankenalp. In the northern part, the “Oberpfälzer Bruchschollenland“ is located and in the south east the Frankensteiner Vorwald is bordering.

B) Overview - Mining and recultivation

  1. Permitted mining area of the quarry: 104.9 ha (Status 2010)
  2. Recultivation status: 16.84 ha (Status 2010)
  3. Measures from the Restoration plan (2003):
  • Planting of groves and partly putting embankments at the border of the quarrying area
  • Establishment of a forest
  • Establishment of hedges and scrubs on quarry floor and slopes
  • Establishment of fluctuating or perennial standing water bodies on the quarry floor
  • Creation of dead wood accumulations, accumulations of different stone materials and screes
  • Expanding of vertical rifts in the quarry floor
  • Sowing of neglected grassland on slopes
  • Leaving succession areas on the quarry floor and on slopes
  • Creation of steep faces, benches and areas in the quarry floors

C) Conservation areas

Landscape conservation areas

  • 00119.07 Oberes Naabtal: Münchshofer Berg mit Brunnberg von Burglengenfeld, 343.69 ha (surrounding, southeast)

Natura 2000 areas

  • 6937-371 Naab unterhalb Schwarzenfeld und Donau von Poikam bis Regensburg (surrounding, south)
  • 6738-371 Münchshofener Berg (surrounding; southeast)
Habitat, flora & fauna description: 

Habitats, animal and plant species of the quarry Burglengenfeld

A) Existent habitats: see types of biotopes

B) Habitats to be promoted

  • Small ponds and water bodies
  • Open rock walls
  • Screes
  • Neglected grassland in semi nutrient habitats
  • Mesophytic marginal vegetation
  • Persistent ruderal vegetation in dry and warm habitats
  • Neglected grasslands in alkaline habitats
  • Marginal vegetation in dry and warm habitats
  • Copses in dry and warm, alkaline habitats
  • Copses in semi nutrient habitats
  • Hedges in arable land
  • Succession forest
  • Groves in arable land
  • Succession forests with predominant proportion of deciduous forests

C) Species to be promoted: not specified

D) Species

  • Vascular plants and stoneworts (2001): 396
  • Birds (2008): 107
  • Amphibians (2001): 8
  • Reptile (2008): 3
  • Dragonflies (2001): 24
  • Grasshoppers (2001: 15
  • Butterflies (2001): 35
  • Bats (2008): 16
  • Other species (2001): 11

E) Biotopes (2001)

  • Pond
  • Open water bodies
  • Laid open rock formation by anthropogenic factors
  • Boulder dump
  • Anthropogenic rock dump
  • Raw soil area, argillaceous mining area
  • Flood grassland
  • Rich meadow in semi nutrient habitats
  • Neglected grassland in semi nutrient habitats
  • Jaggy population of plants with high adaptation to mechanical pressure
  • Ornamental lawn
  • Submerged and floating leaf vegetation of standing water bodies
  • Typha
  • Nitrophyte marginal vegetation
  • Mesophytic marginal vegetation
  • Persistent ruderal vegetation in dry and warm habitats
  • Population of nettles
  • Population of goldenrod
  • Population of wood small-reed
  • Annual ruderal vegetation
  • Perennial ruderal vegetation of dry and warm habitats
  • Perennial ruderal vegetation from fresh to wet habitats
  • Perennial ruderal vegetation with much grass
  • Neglected grassland in alkaline habitats
  • Hedges in arable farmland
  • Field hedges of semi nutrient habitats
  • Copses of semi nutrient habitats
  • Copses of wet habitats
  • Blackberry copses
  • Succession forest with predominating conifers
  • Succession forest of Baltic redwood
  • Unfortified track or place
  • Stockyard