The Jura Vaudois Nature Park
The Jura Vaudois Nature Park (Parc Jura Vaudois) extends from the summit of the Dôle at Saint-Cergue to Romainmôtier in the canton of Vaud. Its landscape is extremely diversified. The park had actually been founded in 1973 with the objective of maintaining the traditional cultural landscape by supporting the conventional agriculture and forestry management. The hills are characterized by pastured woodlands lying in large forests. These landscapes are home to important species and habitats. The mountain meadows produce the alpine pasture Gruyere and another cheese speciality, the Vacherin Mont d’Or. (Source and further information: www.parcjuravaudois.ch).