Landslides, Avalanches and Protection Forest Section

The section

  • is responsible for the implementation of technical and biological measures protecting human living space against natural hazards, i.e. against avalanches, landslides, erosion, rockfall, rockslides, debris avalanches, torrents and debris flows;
  • ensures that protective forests fulfil their function sustainably;
  • draws up recommendations and enforcement aids for assessing and documenting natural disasters and for action planning;
  • advises and supports authorities and agencies in the area of gravitative natural hazards and maintenance of protection forests.

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Personnel

Arthur Sandri

Arthur Sandri
Position: head of section
Responsibilities: management of the section, support for protection forests (cantons: GR and TI), support for protective structures (canton: TI), early warning systems and monitoring, avalanches
Tel.: +41 58 465 51 70
E-mail: arthur.sandri@bafu.admin.ch

Reto Baumann
Position: deputy head of section
Responsibilities: support for protective structures (cantons: BE, LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, VS), risk analyses (EconoMe administrator), quality assurance, prototype testing (EKLS presidency), avalanches
Tel.: +41 58 464 78 38
E-mail: reto.baumann@bafu.admin.ch

Protective structures Specialists

Bernard Loup
Responsibilities: support for protective structures (cantons: AG, BL, BS, FR, GE, JU, NE, SH, SO, VD, ZG, ZH), early warning systems and monitoring, risk analyses (EconoMe administrator), landslides, rockfalls, rockslides
Tel.: +41 58 465 50 98
E-mail: bernard.loup@bafu.admin.ch

Hugo Raetzo
Responsibilities: support for protective structures (cantons: AI, AR, GL, GR, SG, TG), permafrost, early warning systems and monitoring, landslides, rockfalls, rockslides
Tel.: +41 58 464 16 83
E-mail: hugo.raetzo@bafu.admin.ch

Protective Forest Specialists

Benjamin Lange
Tel.: +41 58 463 93 98
E-mail: benjamin.lange@bafu.admin.ch

Stéphane Losey
Responsibilities: support for protection forests (cantons: BL, BS, FR, GE, JU, NE, SH, SO, VD, VS, ZH), SilvaProtect-CH, costs of maintaining protection forests, sustainability in protection forests (NaiS)
Tel.: +41 58 464 86 40
E-mail: stephane.losey@bafu.admin.ch

Contact
Last modification 04.12.2018

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Contact

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Hazard Prevention Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices :
Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 464 23 80
Fax: 
+41 58 462 99 81

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