Landscape Management Section

This section

  • advocates biodiversity and landscape policies in federal land-use in most sectoral policies of the federal government (agriculture, energy, national defence, sport and tourism facilities, telecommunications, transport, protection against natural hazards, mineral resources and spatial planning) and assesses the related proposals, programmes and plans.
  • is responsible for the federal inventory of landscapes and natural monuments of national importance (ILNM)
  • is responsible for the federal inventory of mire landscapes of outstanding beauty and national importance
  • assesses biodiversity and landscape aspects of cantonal structure plans as part of the approval process

Section topics:


Benoît Magnin
Position: head of section
Responsibilities: Section management
Tel.: +41 58 464 49 79

Thomas Kuske
Position: deputy head of section
Responsibilities: Landscapes of National Importance (BLN)
Tel.: +41 58 469 30 28

Elisa Salaorni
Responsibilities: Energy transmission and wind energy infrastructure policies
Tel.: +41 58 467 88 63

Laurence von Fellenberg
Responsibilities: Railway and military infrastructure policies (German)
Tel.: +41 58 462 80 83

Markus Thommen
Responsibilities:  Hydraulic engineering and hydropower infrastructure policies
+41 58 462 80 78

Laura Walther
Responsibilities: Infrastructure policies in tourism,  sport and telecommunications
Tel.: +41 58 462 40 24

Adrien Zeender
Responsibilities: Road and military infrastructure policies (French/Italian), wildlife corridors
Tel.: +41 58 462 14 64

Last modification 01.05.2020

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Biodiversity and Landscape Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Worblentalstrasse 68, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 462 93 89
Fax: +41 58 463 89 74


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