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

Stéphane Losey
Position: head of section
Responsibilities: strategic management of protection forests (cantons FR, TI and VS); strategic management of protective structures (canton TI)
Tel.: +41 58 464 86 40
E-mail: stephane.losey@bafu.admin.ch

Reto Baumann
Position: deputy head of section
Responsibilities: strategic management of protective structures (cantons BE, LU and VS); risk analyses (EconoMe administrator); quality assurance/prototype testing (Chair of the Federal Commission of Experts on Avalanches and Rockfalls, EKLS); avalanches
Tel.: +41 58 464 78 38
E-mail: reto.baumann@bafu.admin.ch

Protective structures Specialists

Florian Denzinger
Responsibilities: Mass movement warning team (InSAR and susceptibility warning): Analysis, data management and EDP systems
Tel.: +41 58 467 11 09
E-mail: florian.denzinger@bafu.admin.ch

Patrizia Köpfli
Responsibilities:
strategic management of protective structures (cantons AI, AR, NW, OW, SZ, SG, UR and TG); avalanches; early warning systems/monitoring; landslides; rockfalls; rockslides; Mass movement warning team (Susceptibility warning)
Tel.: +41 58 469 87 21
E-mail: patrizia.koepfli@bafu.admin.ch

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

Hugo Raetzo
Responsibilities: strategic management of protective structures (cantons GL and GR);Team leader: Mass movement warning (InSAR, Susceptibility warning and mass movement in high mountains); permafrost; early warning systems/monitoring; landslides; rockfalls; rock slides
Tel.: +41 58 464 16 83
E-mail: hugo.raetzo@bafu.admin.ch

Protective Forest Specialists

Kathrin Kühne
Responsibilities:
strategic management of protection forests (cantons BL, BS, GE, GL, GR, JU, NE, NW, SO, UR and VD; continued development of the NaiS guidelines on sustainable development for protection forests; indicator plots
Tel.: +41 58 469 87 18
E-mail: kathrin.kuehne@bafu.admin.ch

Benjamin Lange
Responsibilities:
strategic management of protection forests (cantons AG, AI, AR, BE, LU, OW, SG, SH, SZ, TG, ZG and ZH; continued development of the NaiS guidelines on sustainable development for protection forests; hydrological impact of forests; SilvaProtect-CH project to record the location and properties of protection forests in Switzerland
Tel.: +41 58 463 93 98
E-mail: benjamin.lange@bafu.admin.ch

Contact
Last modification 05.03.2020

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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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