A forested part of the Saale sandstone plain situated between the Saale valley and the Orla-Senke. The forest is dominated by Pinus interspersed with Fagus with a Vaccinium/Pteridium field layer.
One of the last breeding sites of Tetrao urogallus in Thüringen.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Uhlstädt heathlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2020.