The conservation and management of the cultural landscape and its endangered, distinctive features has been declared the main concern of the Bund Heimat und Umwelt (BHU).
The work of BHU is interdisciplinary organised. Single landscape features are considered under the aspects of environmental issues or the protection of historical monuments, buildings and sites respectively. Within this framework other cross-sectional topics like demographic change, community commitment and integration are discussed.
This dedication is based on the assumption that the cultural landscape forms regional identities. That is to say that the characteristics of regions are closely connected with the natural and cultural environment in which they were formed. This is one of the primary conditions people need in life in order to settle down and find a place they can call their home.
The BHU takes the role as a mediator between the people in the regions, politicians and experts of different disciplines. The aim is to obtain a dialogue between these different groups in order to explore, conserve and develop the environment in a sustainable manner.