Croviana's Alder Forest
European protected area
A small paradise that extends across 28 hectares of land on the right bank of the Noce River in Croviana. A few years ago, this alder forest became part of the «Natura 2000» project, a network of nature protected areas in the European Union.
The plant and animal species that can be found at the Croviana alder forest have an extremely important role since the riparian vegetation, the marshland area and the streams here are fundamental for the conservation and protection of the biodiversity of the wetlands located in the bottom part of the valley, that have almost entirely disappeared in Val di Sole. In summer a series of activities for both children and families will take place at the the «Ontaneta di Croviana» to discover all of the secrets of this nature area.
During summer, be sure not to miss the guided tour of the Cavizzana Hatchery, managed by the Associazione Sportiva Pescatori Solandri, which breeds the young marble and brown trout that are later released into the waters of the valley. The visit provides an overview of the local fish populations and includes a detailed explanation of how the hatchery operates and the pivotal role played by fishermen in safeguarding the local environment.