PLA Administration Blaník
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South of Prague is the smallest protected landscape area called Blaník. It was designated to protect and conserve the balanced landscape dominated by monument Blaník hill, which is remarkable also from a geological point of view.
The basic feature of the area is a mosaic of forests, fields, meadows and small ponds. The settlements and numerous historical monuments are well integrated into the landscape. The environment has so far been little damaged by pollution from industry or agriculture. It is the only large-size conservation area in Central Bohemia protecting typical landscape lying on metamorphic rock of crystalline complex.
The romantic Blanice River, a key feature of the regional ecological corridor, represents the centre line of the area. Blaník forests, Krasovické and Křížovské hills are an important regional biocentre. Indigenous beech forests with remainders of mixed scree forests have been conserved in Na Blanících and Křížovská Hůra (They are reserves and also beech genofund). The most valuable vegetation occurs in wet meadows and wetlands around ponds.
Typical Czech landscape of unique colour has been conserved here, on the frontier between central Bohemia and Českomoravská uplands. It also attracts considerable recreation and tourism because of the famous Blaník hill; an important Czech hill connected to ancient legends.
|Maloplošná zvláště chráněná území v CHKO:||- 3 Nature reserves (Velký Blaník, Malý Blaník a Podlesí)
- 2 Nature monuments (Částrovické rybníky, Rybník Louňov)
|Jiné údaje:||Drbákov-Albertovy skály, Ve Studeném and Voděradské bučiny national nature reserves and Chýnovská jeskyně, Kaňk, Rybníček u Hořan, Luční, Stročov, Jankovský potok and Medník national nature monuments (lying outside the PLA) are also administred by the Administration of Blaník PLA.