Richard Lohrmann

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Richard Lohrmann (born March 3, 1896 in Kirchheim unter Teck ; † January 1, 1970 ) was a German forester and conservationist .


After attending the Latin school in Kirchheim and the grammar school in Esslingen am Neckar , Lohrmann first studied forest sciences at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen , then at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg . After completing his studies, he was forester in Heubach and from 1926 head of the Tuttlingen Forestry Office . During this time, in addition to his work in the forest, he campaigned for nature conservation in the Swabian Alb and was, among other things, significantly involved in the preservation of natural monuments and nature reserves such as the Stiegelesfels , the Hintelestal , the Irndorfer Hardt and the Hohentwiel .

From 1934 to 1939 Lohrmann was chief forest officer at the Stuttgart Forestry Directorate and, together with Hans Schwenkel , secured forest areas worthy of protection as nature reserves. During the Second World War Lohrmann was the nature conservation officer at the German forest administration in the occupied Polish areas, where he was responsible for the designation of forest protection areas.

In 1946 he became head of the Riedlingen State Forestry Office , which he held until he retired in 1961. In addition to this activity, he was the district commissioner for nature conservation in what was then the Saulgau district .

Voluntary work

Since 1913 Lohrmann was a member of the Swabian Alb Association , where he was the main nature conservation officer of the southern club area. He also held the position of chairman in the Donau-Bussen-Gau and was a member of the main board of the SAV for many years. In addition, he had been a member of the Schaffhausen CH natural research society since 1950 .


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Individual evidence

  1. Helmut Holtz: A "Richard-Lohrmann-Oak" in the Heiligkreuztaler Wald in Blätter des Schwäbischer Albverein , No. 6, 1980, p. 180