Book launch of Nutzen und schützen

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Presentation of the work Nutzen und schützen. Johann Coaz (1822-1918), the forest and the beginnings of Swiss environmental policy.

Johann Coaz was a central figure in Switzerland's emerging environmental policy in the 19th century. Involved in the Dufour Map project as a cartographer when he was young, he then worked for over two decades as a forest inspector for the Grisons forest. At the same time, he worked as an expert in many places, such as for the protected forests near Altdorf and in Ursern. Later, elected as the first federal chief forest inspector, he implemented a sustainable forest policy at national level. The mountain cantons of Uri, Ticino, Valais and Grisons were a particular focus of his attention. Diaries, letters and publications by the topographer, forester and chief official provide an intimate view of this dynamic period of upheaval. In Altdorf, the publication, which was compiled as part of a research project by the Institute for Cultural Research Graubünden, will be presented with a look at Coaz's work in Uri.

The event is in collaboration with the Cultural Research Graubünden.

21 March 2022, 6 p.m.

Please register by 14 March at