After the land was made into a reserve, conservationists began to care for it again, but sadly not everything could be restored to its original state. Some of the rare plants that were identified in the first surveys have already become extinct in the area, while others have seen their populations shrink significantly.
In spite of these negative phenomena, however, the site today is one of the most important minerotrophic peat bogs in Vysočina.
The site was granted protected area status at the end of the last century. This was preceded, however, by a painful time when many valuable natural habitats throughout the Czech Republic suffered greatly. The V Lisovech nature reserve had mostly deteriorated due to the disappearance of traditional farming methods, such as mowing and grazing, but also as the result of land reclamation.
It's surrounded by fields that have been crisscrossed by drainage canals since the 1980s. These channels slope downward towards the territory of today’s reservation, which means that a large amount of agrochemicals enter the site as run-off.
Not sure what “minerotrophic” means? In addition to rainfall, a minerotrophic peat bog is also saturated by groundwater or surface water with varying levels of mineral content.